NWGA Scanner | October 25th, 2021

Fort Oglethorpe man charged with DUI after crashing into mailbox in Catoosa County

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, “on October 17th, 2021 at 2:03 AM, Lt. Lawson responded to Roach Hollow Road to assist with a possible intoxicated driver. According to the report, Lt. Lawson met with Deputy Suits and Deputy Cheramie. According to the report, “Deputy Suits stated the driver identified as Damon Cole Henry, 26, of Fort Oglethorpe, had crashed his Jeep Grand Cherokee into a ditch and had been drinking. According to the report, “Lt. Lawson asked Henry how much he had to drink. Henry stated a few beers.” During Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Henry showed several signs of impairment. According to the report, “An alco-sensor field test of Henry’s breath indicated a positive reading of .150 BAC.” Henry was read Georgia Implied Consent for a blood test and refused. According to the report, During an inventory of the vehicle, Deputy Suits located an open can of Miller Lite Beer still cold in the vehicle. Henry was transported to the Catoosa County Jail, charged with DUI, failure to maintain lane, and open container violation. After the vehicle was removed, it was discovered the mailbox for 870 Roach Hollow Road was completely destroyed.