NWGA Scanner | June 15th, 2022

Unlicensed and uninsured Lyerly man arrested for DUI after driving reckless and fleeing from Walker County deputy

According to a Walker County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On June 4th, 2022, at 2:55 PM, Deputy Camp was dispatched to East Garden Farm Road in reference to a speeding vehicle complaint. While speaking with the caller and taking the complaint, Deputy Camp observed a black Mazda Miata convertible traveling south at a speed that the deputy visually estimated to be 70 mph in a 25 mph zone. The 911 caller advised that was the car he was calling about. Deputy Camp reported, “[I] immediately got into my patrol vehicle and activated my blue lights and siren and attempted to stop the driver later identified Garry Wayne Wallin, 56, of Lyerly.” Garry did not stop at first and was observed driving all over the roadway crossing over the center line several times. While fleeing at a high rate of speed, Garry then made an abrupt right turn into a driveway without using a signal and came to a quick stop. Deputy Camp reported, “[I] pulled in behind him, and he then immediately jumped out of his car. It appeared as if he was going to run until he saw that his vehicle was rolling backward towards my patrol vehicle. [I] was able to back up, and Garry jumped back in his car and stopped it from rolling but only after it made contact with the push bar on the front of my car.” Garry jumped back out of the car and attempted to run until he noticed the deputy had drawn his department-issued pistol and was aiming it in his direction. Garry was then taken into custody. The deputy reported while speaking with Garry, he smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath and observed two opened Budweiser beer cans in the cup holder. Garry advised that he only drank “three beers” prior to driving. Walker County Dispatch then advised that the tag that was on the vehicle returned to a Dodge Dakota. The Miata returned with no valid, and Garry returned suspended through Georgia for DUI. During field sobriety tests, Garry showed several signs of alcohol impairment. Garry was then placed under arrest for DUI and refused implied consent. Garry was then transported to the Walker County Jail, charged with DUI, fleeing, speeding, reckless driving, failure to maintain a single lane, driving on suspended, driving with no valid insurance, open container, and canceling the ID of a vehicle with tag.