NWGA Scanner | March 15th, 2021

Man charged with DUI after showing up to work extremely intoxicated in Whitfield County

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on March 4th, 2021, Deputy Figg was dispatched to 300 Nexus Drive in reference to a Hispanic male attempting to show up to work intoxicated. While en route, dispatch advised that the Hispanic male was attempting to leave in a Toyota Camry. The deputy arrived and spoke with a witness who stated that while he was inside the plant working, he was advised to watch a Hispanic male as he was stumbling all over the place, very intoxicated. The man stated he watched and confronted the Hispanic male, identified as Alberto Bautista, 34, of Moultrie. Alberto then left the plant and began walking through the parking lot and into the woods. Alberto then came back and got into the Toyota Camry and attempted to back out of the parking spot, almost striking a van. Alberto then pulled back into the parking spot, got out of the vehicle, and was detained by security, who also observed the entire incident. Deputy Schaub arrived on the scene shortly after. The deputy asked Alberto if he would perform a series of sobriety tests. Alberto stated through a translator who was assisting that he would not. The deputy could smell some type of Alcoholic beverage coming from Alberto and took him into custody. Alberto stated he would not take the state test and that advised the deputy that he needed to take him home to Chatsworth. The deputy advised Alberto he was in custody for DUI, and that was not going to happen. Alberto was transported to the Whitfield County Jail charged with DUI. Deputy Figg also checked Alberto on the alcosensor where he registered .199. The witness who worked at the plant did not speak English either, according to the report, and a translator had to assist. According to arrest reports, Alberto has previous DUI arrests, including one in 2019. The Murray County Sheriff’s Office booked him in on charges of DUI, open container violation, improper stopping/parking within an intersection, and impeding the flow of traffic.