NWGA Scanner | June 21st, 2021

LaFayette man charged with DUI after drinking while playing golf and then crashing truck

According to a LaFayette Police Department report, on Sunday, June 13th, 2021, Fredrick LaWayne Samples, 53, of LaFayette, was transported to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga in the early morning hours after crashing his truck on Gasque Drive. Samples ran off the road and side-swiped a tree. Samples advised officers he had consumed several drinks while playing golf. Samples was charged with DUI-driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to maintain a single lane, and open container. After being cleared by the hospital, Samples turned himself into the Walker County Jail.