NWGA Scanner | October 1st, 2021

Rossville man charged with DUI after backing into vehicle and leaving the scene in Walker County

According to a Walker County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on September 14th, 2021, at 7:21 PM, Deputy Kirby responded to 1409 1/2 Ann Street in reference to a hit-and-run crash that had just occurred. Deputy Kirby arrived and spoke with the witness who stated her boyfriend Thomas Christopher Davis, 46, of Rossville, had been sitting in his 1992 white Chevrolet Sports Van bearing GA tag “Tavo250” drinking beer. According to the report, She stated she went outside and was talking to Thomas when an argument ensued over her being unemployed. She stated Thomas began cussing at her and getting extremely irate. According to the report, Thomas then began backing down Ann Street from 1409 and backed into a 2017 Chevrolet Spark, causing damage. Thomas then went down turned onto James Street, where she lost. She stated Thomas had recently lost both of his parents to COVID and has been stressed out and drinking heavily. She stated he drunk at least three “Natty daddy tall boys” prior to their argument and stated he was probably going home. The victim stated she wanted Thomas held liable for the damage. Deputy Blesch located Thomas in the driver’s seat of his van with the keys at his address. Deputy Kirby reported, “[I] went to this location and spoke with Thomas, who smelled heavily of alcohol and was unsteady on his feet. [I] observed an opened “Natty Daddy” beer in the center console cup holder still cold and wet with condensation. Thomas stated he and his girlfriend had gotten into an argument, and she kept telling him to hit her so he would go to jail. Thomas stated he doesn’t hit women, and that is why he left.” Tomas stated he had consumed “Two tallboys” prior to driving. Thomas stated that he knew he had struck another vehicle but that he would “Take care of it.” When the deputy asked if he would submit to a series of field sobriety testing, he stated, “I’d rather not.” Thomas did agree to a portable breath test, which resulted in a BAC of .170. Thomas was placed under arrest and agreed to implied consent testing of his blood. Thomas was transported to the Walker County Jail, charged with improper backing, DUI, hit-and-run, and open container violation.