NWGA Scanner | December 22nd, 2021

Dalton man arrested for DUI after flipping Jeep in Gordon County Sunday

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on Sunday, December 19th, 2021, at approximately 12:46 AM, Deputy Shipman responded to Dews Pond Rd in the area of Wrights Hollow Road in reference to a one-vehicle rollover crash. According to the report, While en route Gordon E911 advised that complainants on scene stated that the driver, later identified as Jeremy James Davis, 46, of Dalton, inside the vehicle that was rolled over, was attempting to get the vehicle back on its tires and leave the scene. According to the report, “Deputy Shipman observed a blue Jeep Wrangler laying on its driver side and in the westbound ditch. Deputy Shipman observed that the Jeep was still running. The Jeep was also still in drive with the rear tires still turning. Deputy Shipman, along with other responders, advised Davis to turn the vehicle off.” When Deputy Shipman opened the rear hatch, he reported a strong and distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage could be smelled coming from inside the vehicle, and an open 16 ounce Miller Lite can was observed in the driver floorboard. According to the report, “While Davis was speaking with EMS, his speech was slurred and slow. Mr. Davis had a hard time concentrating and answering the EMT’s questions clearly. Deputy Shipman asked Mr. Davis how much he had to drink due to the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage now being smelled coming from Mr. Davis person.” Mr. Davis stated that he did not know how many beers he had consumed. Davis stated to the deputy that he would not be doing any field sobriety testing. According to the report, “While speaking with Mr. Davis, Deputy Shipman observed his eyes to be bloodshot and watery. Deputy Shipman observed Mr. Davis stumbling and unable to keep his balance.” Davis refused to blow into a handheld Alco-Sensor. Davis then refused the Georgia Implied Consent Notice for persons over the age of 21. Davis was then placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. Davis was then transported to the Gordon County Jail, where he was charged with too fast for conditions, open container violation, failure to maintain a single lane, and DUI driving under the influence of alcohol.