NWGA Scanner | January 21st, 2021

Dalton man found DUI after stopping to urinate in the roadway early Sunday morning

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office report incident, on Sunday, January 17th, 2021, at approximately 3:43 AM, Deputy Pritchard observed two vehicles parked facing east in the middle of Maresca Drive at Highway 71. The deputy got out with the vehicles. The first vehicle was a 2014 Nissan Rogue with a Georgia tag. The second vehicle was a 2015 Ford Focus with a Georgia tag. The Ford Focus was parked in front of the Nissan Rogue with the passenger side tires in the eastbound lane and driver tires in the westbound lane. The deputy observed a male, later identified as Kahlil Hanible, 29, of Dalton, standing outside the vehicle by the open door. Hanible stated he had to urinate, and he had pulled over to urinate in the roadway. The deputy noticed the area where he had urinated. Hanible stated he was driving the Ford Focus. The deputy also made contact with the driver and front-seat passenger of the Nissan Rogue. The driver was identified as Emier Bowman, and the passenger was identified as Christopher Tinson. Bowman stated they were following Hanible to his home. Hanible was reported as having difficulty walking and advised the deputy that his walking was affected due to having Cerebral Palsy. Hanible stated multiple times he was just trying to get home, and he just lived a couple of miles away. Hanible had a smell of an odor of alcoholic beverages emitting from his person. Hanible’s eyes were also reported as red and bloodshot. The deputy also observed Hanible’s speech was slurred. Hanible agreed to participate in field sobriety testing. Hanible showed several clues of impairment. The deputy asked Hanible how many alcoholic beverages he had consumed. Hanible stated he consumed 4, 12-ounce bottles of Corona brand beer. Hanible stated he also consumed a double shot of Crown Royal brand whiskey. Hanible was placed under arrest for DUI. Hanible consented to the state-administered test of his breath. Hanible was transported to the Whitfield County Jail. The deputy met with Tunnel Hill Police Department Officer Byrd, who administered the stated administered breath test using the Intoxilyzer 9000. The results of the test showed 0.122 grams. Hanible was charged with improper parking and DUI-driving under the influence of alcohol.