NWGA Scanner | November 5th, 2021

Rossville man charged with DUI after domestic violence call in Catoosa County

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on October 29th, 2021, Deputy Carmichael responded to an address on Hudson Street for a domestic violence call. According to the report, “While turning onto Hudson Street from School Street, Deputy Carmichael noticed a green Ford Ranger pulling out of the driveway and turned on his emergency equipment, the vehicle pulled back into the driveway. Deputy Carmichael exited his vehicle and ordered the driver, identified as Orrin Hedrick, 30, of Rossville, to exit the vehicle and approach him. Deputy Carmichael detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Hedrick’s breath, he was unsteady on his feet, and eyes were watery and red.” Hedrick was arguing with his girlfriend but couldn’t remember why and that he never put his hands on her. When asked how much he had drunk this evening Hedrick stated “a lot.” Hedrick was unable to maintain a steady thought process with constant pauses between words consistent with being under the influence of alcohol. Lt. Lawson went inside the residence and spoke to the victim. The victim had been drinking, and they started arguing. She stated Hedrick then started breaking and throwing things at her. Once inside the residence, Deputy Carmichael observed a broken beer bottle and glass beside the love seat and in the kitchen. Deputy Carmichael went back out to his patrol vehicle and read Hedrick Georgia Implied Consent to which he refused. He was then transported to the Catoosa County Jail, charged with criminal trespass-family violence and DUI.