NWGA Scanner | September 5th, 2022
According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On August 17th, 2022, at 9:50 p.m., Deputy Gomez and Lieutenant Rann were responding to the proximate area of Miracle Drive regarding an active disturbance. As Deputy Gomez was nearing the area, the resident of 1033 Miracle Drive could be seen standing outside, and he was gesturing by pointing in the direction of where the disturbance was taking place. At that moment, Deputy Gomez witnessed a blue van traveling hastily down the driveway of the Miracle Drive residence, and it had come to a stop at the roadway. Deputy Gomez maneuvered his patrol vehicle to block the van, but as he did so, the blue van sped off. Deputy Gomez then proceeded after the blue van and observed the van was operating too fast for conditions as it failed to maintain a single lane. Deputy Gomez initiated a traffic stop on the 2011 Honda Odyssey for the violations and the articulable reasonable suspicion of driving with impaired ability. The deputy made contact with the driver, identified as Kyle Justin Campbell, 32, of Rocky Face, who had significant injuries that required immediate emergency medical attention. According to the report, “Those injuries included facial injuries and a possible puncture wound to his right inner forearm and with that Deputy A. Gomez called for emergency medical personnel to respond to care for such and potential other injuries. With training, knowledge, and experience, Deputy A. Gomez recognized familiar indicators to suggest that Mr. Campbell maybe possibly under the influence of alcohol. This included his eyes being bloodshot and the detection of his slurred speech.” Campbell advised deputies that he had consumed three Natural Ice (alcoholic beverages) and three shots of whiskey. During Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Campbell showed several signs of impairment. Campbell was released from the hospital and booked into the Whitfield County Jail, with driving on roadways laned for traffic and DUI.