NWGA Scanner | April 18th, 2022

Drunk woman refuses to take Taxi home and causes scene at Mexican restaurant in Dalton

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, On March 26th, 2022, at 2:00 AM, An officer responded to Las Palmas on West Walnut Avenue in reference to a disturbance. According to the report, “The caller advised that there was an intoxicated female inside the business who was refusing to leave.” The officer arrived on the scene and met with the restaurant manager. The manager stated that there was a female just inside the front door who was acting crazy and intoxicated. He stated that they had been trying to get her a taxi, but she was refusing to take a taxi home and insisted that she was good to drive. The manager stated that the female had her keys in her hand and was just insisting that he walk her to her vehicle so she could go home. The officer went inside and found Mary Reschly of Dalton inside with several employees. The officer reported, “[I] asked Mary to step outside and speak with me because the restaurant was closing and the employees wanted to go home. Mary then began looking at the employees as if she was very angry that they had called the police. Mary did not come outside like she was asked and began asking the staff why they would do this to her.” The officer had to ask Mary several times to step outside before she finally did. Mary then walked outside, but as soon as she was outside, she began to quickly walk away from the officer. The officer reported, “[I] told Mary to stop and talk to me, but Mary continued to walk away. [I] continued to tell Mary to stop, but she told me no and continued walking.” The officer advised Mary due to her intoxicated state, and she could not just walk away. Mary then became very angry and began to pull away from the officer while screaming at him to let her go. Mary then got physical with the officer while trying to pull away. Mary attempted to swat at the officer’s hands while yelling at him to leave her alone. The officer reported, “[I] tried several times to tell Mary that [I] just wanted to call her a taxi, but Mary refused to cooperate.” The officer reported he tried everything to keep from having to arrest her, but she continued to be very belligerent with the officer. At this time, the officer placed Mary in handcuffs and told her she was now under arrest. The officer reported, “Mary then began to ask me why she was under arrest and [I] told her that she was under arrest for public drunkenness. Mary continued to ask me why she was under arrest for the remainder of the time that we were together. No matter how many times [I] told Mary why she was under arrest, she would argue with me and then ask me again why she was under arrest. While [I] was speaking with Mary, it was obvious to me that she was highly intoxicated. [I] could smell the strong and distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath and she had slurred and erratic speech. Mary was also unsteady on her feet when she attempted to walk away from me. Due to this, it was not safe for Mary to walk to her residence from Las Palmas.” The manager further stated that while inside, Mary was making very offensive comments to the staff and inappropriately touching them. He stated that he was worried that Mary would end up killing someone if she attempted to drive away, but she refused to take a taxi home, so he called 911. Mary was transported to the Whitfield County Jail, where she showed positive for alcohol at a BrAC level of 0.106 grams.