NWGA Scanner | May 24th, 2022

LaFayette man arrested for DUI after 911 call reporting vehicle driving all over the roadway in Chattooga County

According to a Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on May 19th, 2022, at 2:25 AM, Deputy Chris Clark responded to the area of Highway 27, north of the Walmart, regarding a BOLO for a vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lane driving extremely slow. Deputy Clark reported, “[I] made contact with the vehicle described as a white Lexus near Highway 27 and Woodhaven Drive. The vehicle was traveling in the southbound right lane driving slowly. [I] followed the vehicle, observing the speed at approximately 20 MPH. The vehicle was observed crossing the center line that separates the right and left lanes three times. [I] activated my emergency equipment near Highway 27 and Lake Wanda Rieta Road. The driver, identified as William Fredrick Peacock, 78, of LaFayette, activated the right turn signal at the above-described location but continued to drive south into the City limits of Summerville, making a final stop in the parking lot of the Burger King located at 11245 Highway 27. The deputy made contact with Peacock, who stated he was traveling home to LaFayette. When asked if he knew where he was, he stated in Fort Oglethorpe. Deputy Clark reported, “[I] observed his eyes being bloodshot and having a glassy, watery appearance. [I] detected an odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from the vehicle and asked Peacock to exit the vehicle. While exiting, Peacock had a sway about his person being unsteady on his feet. [I] asked Peacock if he had consumed alcohol this date. He stated he had not.” During Standard Field Sobriety Testing, Peacock showed several signs of impairment and showed a BAC of .203 on a PBT. Peacock was then placed into custody for DUI and agreed to the state test of his blood. Peacock was transported to the Chattooga County Jail, charged with DUI, failure to maintain lane, and expired tag.