NWGA Scanner | February 10th, 2022

South Georgia man arrested for DUI after drinking at Chili’s in Dalton and causing disturbance

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, on February 1st, 2022 at approximately 10:51 PM, officers responded to 881 Holiday Inn Dr; Chili’s in reference to a disturbance. Officer Gilreath reported, “While en route, dispatch advised two of the subjects involved in the disturbance were leaving the parking lot in a white Ford F-250 truck. Dispatch advised the caller stated the white truck turned left onto College Dr. [I] asked dispatch if the caller stated the driver of the white truck was intoxicated, and dispatch advised the caller stated all persons inside the truck were highly intoxicated. This information was relayed as [I] was approaching the area of Chili’s. [I] then saw a white truck traveling southbound on College Drive towards the intersection at West Walnut Avenue. [I] approached the intersection at College Drive and West Walnut Ave when the traffic light switched to red. [I] then initiated my patrol lights and cleared the intersection in order to catch up to the truck to conduct a traffic stop.” The officer stopped the truck on Market Street after it turned right into the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express; 934 Market Street. Officer Gilreath reported, “As [I] exited my vehicle, [I] noticed the driver stepping out of the truck. [I] ordered the driver to show me his hands as [I] could not see his hand from the truck obstructing my view. The male driver complied with my orders and put both of his hands above his head.” The male driver was later identified as Chad Eric Scully, 40, of Metter, GA. The officer reported that Scully’s eyes appeared to be glossy and red. While speaking with Scully, the passenger, later identified as Anthony Sapp, started to exit the vehicle as well, attempting to leave and go inside the hotel. After the officer explained why he stopped him, Scully advised him, and Sapp was at the bar drinking when they got into a disturbance with a Hispanic male. Officer Gilreath reported, “[I] asked Scully if he had been drinking, and he advised he had four drinks of “Crown and coke.” Scully also advised he would probably not pass a sobriety test if [I] asked him to take one. Scully was upfront, honest, and compliant while [I] continued my investigation. Scully advised he felt safe to drive from Chili’s to the Holiday Inn Express where he was staying. During field sobriety tests, Scully showed several signs of impairment and showed a breath alcohol content of 0.139 on a PBT. Scully was then placed under arrest for DUI driving under the influence of alcohol and read Georgia’s Implied Consent to which he agreed. Scully was transported to the Whitfield County Jail, where he showed a BAC of .138 grams of alcohol on the state test. Scully was cited with DUI/alcohol .08 or more.