NWGA Scanner | November 11th, 2022
According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, On October 13rd, 2022, at 12:52 AM, Officer Putnam responded to a traffic stop conducted by Officer Guerrero at Veterans Drive and Connecticut Drive. Officer Guerrero stated that he suspected the driver, later identified as Moises Resendiz-Angeles, 36, of Dalton, was driving under the influence of alcohol. Officer Putnam reported, “[I] walked over to speak with Moises, who was standing behind his 2010 Ford F-150 pickup truck in front of officer Guerrero’s patrol vehicle. [I] asked Moises where he was headed this evening. Moises looked up at me, smiled, and nodded his head before responding in Spanish. Officer Guerrero stepped in to provide English-to-Spanish interpretation for me and asked Moises if he spoke or understood English. Moises replied back to Officer Guerrero, “No”. As [I] stood near Moises, [I] could smell the strong odor of alcoholic beverages coming from his breath. [I] noticed that he had very glassy eyes with dilated pupils, which is usually a sign of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Moises appeared to be unsteady on his feet and needed to lean up against his truck when speaking to Officer Guerrero and me.” During standardized field sobriety tests, Moises showed several signs of impairment and showed a positive for alcohol in his system on a PBT. Moises was then placed under arrest for DUI. Officers also located an open 12-pack of Modelo special beer and an open beer can sitting beside the 12-pack of beer. Moises was transported to the Whitfield County Jail, where he showed a BAC of 0.179 on the state test. Moises was charged with DUI, open container violation, misdemeanor failure to appear, and parking, standing or driving a motor vehicle in a private parking area after being asked not.