NWGA Scanner | April 17th, 2022

Unlicensed and uninsured man arrested for DUI after traffic stop for blue lights under vehicle in Dalton

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, On March 27th, 2022, at 1:15 AM, Officer McDaniel was parked just off the roadway of Crawford Street near Harmon Field. While parked, a 2004 white Nissan Frontier drove by me headed west bound towards Cappes Street. Officer McDaniel reported, “[I] noticed that the underside of the vehicle was producing a constant blue light in order to illuminate the undercarriage of the vehicle. After catching up to the white Nissan Frontier, [I] performed a traffic stop on the vehicle near the intersection of Cappes Street and Vernon Avenue. Before the vehicle came to a stop, the vehicle’s left two tires slowly weaved over the double yellow center lane divider before returning to its lane. Eventually, the vehicle came to a full stop just outside the residence.” The driver later identified himself as Aldre-Yobani Cobon-Gomez, 27, Dayton, Tennessee spoke very little English, according to the officer. Officer Castillo was called out to the scene for translation. Officer McDaniel reported, “While speaking to Alder, [I] noticed multiple open containers of alcoholic beverages in the floorboard of the front right passenger seat and in the back-left seat of the passenger compartment. Specifically, a six-pack of Modelo in the front right floorboard and a 12 pack of corona extra in the back seat. As [I] attempted to continue to speak to Alder, [I] detected the odor of alcoholic beverages on his breath. His eyes were also bloodshot. Taking all these combined factors into consideration, [I] heavily suspected Alder to be driving while under the influence of alcohol. When [I] asked Alder how many alcoholic beverages he had consumed that night, he said two while holding up two fingers.” During field sobriety testing, Aldre showed several signs of impairment and showed a BAC of .122 on a PBT. Aldre was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to implied consent. Aldre was transported to the Whitfield County Jail, where he showed a BrAC of .121. Aldre was charged with blue undercarriage lights on the vehicle, failure to maintain lane, DUI alcohol .08 gm or more, driving while unlicensed, driving with no insurance, open container violation, and failure to appear to warrant original charge DUI.