NWGA Scanner | May 26th, 2022

Dalton woman arrested for DUI after driving drunk to pick up kids from father in Whitfield County

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On May 14th, 2022, at 9:15 AM, Sergeant Southern and Deputy Mckeehan were dispatched to an address on Courtland Lane in reference to a drunk driver. The 911 caller stated that his ex-wife, Lindsey Springston, 33, of Dalton, showed up drunk and wanted to pick up her 2year-old and 4-year-old children. According to the report, “There is an active court order stating that Lindsey has primary physical custody and that the father only has visitation 2 hours every other Sunday. The man stated that Lindsey was noticeably intoxicated. He told Lindsey that she could not get the children because she was drunk driving and told her he would call the police. At this time, Lindsey backed out of the driveway and went off into a ditch in the front yard. He stated she attempted to get out but could not. Lindsey then backed up into the yard and drove over the ditch again, this time making it onto the roadway. She then drove away.” Sgt. Southern then observed tire marks in the front yard, dirt on the roadway, black plastic pieces that appeared to be from a vehicle in the yard and roadway, and gouge marks in the roadway. The dirt in the ditch was freshly scraped in places. Deputies Barnett and Deaver had made contact with Lindsey at her residence on Dug Gap Road. They stated she was noticeably intoxicated and very argumentative from the time they arrived. According to Lindsey, she started drinking when she arrived at her apartment a few minutes before deputies got there. According to the report, “Deputies Deaver and Barnett responded to Lindsey’s address after she called 911, stating the father would not give her the children even though she has custody. While there, Deputy Deaver went ahead and served Lindsey with a TPO. Sgt. Southern arrived and observed her vehicle had dirt on the front fender, scrapes on the front grille, and plastic pieces broken and bent under the front bumper. Lindsey quickly stated this was from when she was at Carter’s Lake with her friend. The friend then confirmed via phone that they had not been with Lindsey at the lake. According to the report, “While speaking with Lindsey, she was boisterous and appeared to have trouble balancing when she came back outside from getting her phone. Sgt. Southern could also smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Lindsey as he spoke to her.” Lindsey then refused field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for DUI. Lindsey was transported to the Whitfield County Jail, where she showed a BAC of .219. She was charged with DUI, Less Safe.