NWGA Scanner | June 21st, 2022

Motorcyclist arrested for DUI after attempting to drive away from bar in Dalton after getting Uber

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, On June 6th, 2022, at 2:56 PM, Officer Bell went back to the area of 319 North Hamilton Street (Tenoch Urban Kitchen & Bar) in reference to an earlier call. Officer Bell went back to the area to confirm that the driver of the motorcycle, Hussien Al-Hussieni, 50, of Dalton, did not return to his vehicle to drive it home. During the first encounter, Hussien had admitted to driving his motorcycle to the location to retrieve some lunch, but the location was closed for the day, and the front door was un-secure. Hussien had entered the business and noticed that there were no employees on the scene, so he called 911. According to the report, Officer O’neal and Officer Bell arrived on the scene and noticed that Hussien showed signs of impairment with his slurred speech and the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. Due to not seeing Hussien initially driving, Officers assisted Hussien with getting an Uber ride home. When Officer Bell arrived, he observed Hussien straddling/sitting on his motorcycle with his helmet strapped on his head in front of the Tenoch. According to the report, “Tenoch was currently closed, so Hussien did not have a reason to be back on the scene. The kickstand was up on the motorcycle with his hands on the handlebars, and it appeared that Hussien was attempting to leave the scene on the motorcycle. Officers had dealt with Hussien about an hour earlier and had assisted him with getting an Uber to ride back to his residence due to his level of intoxication.” The officer asked Hussien what he was doing, and he stated that “I really just want to go home.” Officer Bell reported, “[I] asked Hussien what happened to taking the Uber ride home and coming back to pick up his motorcycle once he got sober, and he just looked at the ground and was shaking his head. Hussien explained that the Uber driver drove him home, and Hussien had the Uber driver return him to pick up his motorcycle so he could drive home. While Hussien was speaking, his speech was still very slurred, as it was from the prior encounter (approximately 30 minutes prior). [I] could also still smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person. [I] asked Hussien if he would perform field sobriety for me so that [I] could better determine the level of intoxication that he was. Hussien stated that he “Would fail” the field sobriety test. Officers located an open alcoholic container inside the saddle bag of the motorcycle. This was the same brand of alcoholic beverage that was observed lying on the ground by Hussien’s motorcycle from the prior encounter, and it was also apparent that there were multiple cans missing from the box of cayman jack. Hussien continued to get angrier as he was being transported to the Whitfield County Jail, where he was charged with DUI-less safe and open container.