NWGA Scanner | October 28th, 2022

Dalton man arrested for DUI again after 911 call from concerned citizen in Whitfield County

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On October 1st, 2022, at 4:33 AM, Lt. Rann, along with Deputies Long and Mora, responded to an intoxicated subject having hit something on the South Bypass in a vehicle near Riverbend Road trying to leave the scene. Lt. Rann arrived and parked behind a maroon Honda Civic that was sitting in the middle of the fast lane on the South Bypass. According to the report, “Lt. Rann observed a piece of the front of the vehicle protruding from the front passenger side wheel well.” Lt. Rain then made contact with the driver of the Honda, later identified as Brandon Lamar Silvers, 21, of Dalton. According to the report, “Silvers’s speech was slurred, and he seemed highly confused about what he was doing. Silvers began explaining to Lt. Rann that he had been involved in a crash (obviously due to the amount of damage to the vehicle) and had left the scene driving approximately 10 minutes before the vehicle shut off where it was located. Lt. Rann asked Silvers if he had been drinking. Silvers advised that he had only drunk one White Claw earlier in the evening.” The witnesses and concerned citizens advised Deputy Long that Silvers had hidden a box over off the shoulder of the road and attempted to cover it with leaves. Deputy Long then went to the outside shoulder of the road and recovered a box of White Claw alcoholic beverages along with a device for inhaling compressed air (Whip-Its) and multiple small bottles/cartridges of compressed air. Silvers advised Lt. Rann and Deputy Long that he had done another hit-and-run crash earlier this date at Walmart. Silvers then returned through GCIC to be suspended for previous DUIs. During field sobriety testing, Silvers showed several signs of impairment and was placed under arrest for DUI. Silvers became extremely agitated and stated that he wouldn’t answer any more questions because he was being arrested. According to the report, “Silvers kept trying to reach into his back right pocket, and Lt. Rann told him repeatedly to stop, and Lt. Rann had to physically remove his hand to place the handcuffs on Silvers. Lt. Rann then located a semi-automatic, 9mm Glock 43 pistol SN#BFXN131 in Silvers back, right pants pocket (the pocket his hand had to be physically removed from by Lt. Rann).” Deputies also located Fentanyl on Silvers in a folded dollar bill. Silvers agreed to the state testing of his blood. Silvers was charged with driving under the influence of a combination of alcohol, drugs, and aerosols 2nd offense less safe, leaving the scene of an accident, driving while license suspended, Carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of Fentanyl.