NWGA Scanner | January 11th, 2022
According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on News Years Day, Saturday, January 1st, 2022, at around 3:41 AM, Deputy Rickett was dispatched to 1221 Dews Pond Road in reference to a loud vehicle in the area. According to the report, “Upon arrival Deputy Rickett observed a silver passenger car leaving the area with a loud exhaust. Deputy Rickett turned around and began following the vehicle. Deputy Rickett observed the vehicle accelerate at a high rate speed causing the vehicle’s tires to begin to spin on the wet roadway. Deputy Rickett then activated his emergency lights, and the vehicle pulled to the side of the roadway.” The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Daren Adiel Gomez, 30, of Calhoun, the vehicle then began rolling back towards the deputy’s vehicle. According to the report, “Mr. Gomez then opened his door and began talking to the deputy in Spanish. The deputy observed Mr. Gomez slurring his speech and appeared to be confused.” Gomez advised the deputy he did not have a driver’s license, which was confirmed through GCIC/NCIC. According to the report, “Deputy Rickett continued talking to Mr. Gomez and got a strong odor of alcoholic beverage from Mr. Gomez’s breath. Sergeant Jones arrived on the scene along with Calhoun City Officer Ayala to translate. After field sobriety testing was administered, Gomez was then placed under arrest and transported to the Gordon County Jail. According to the report, Sgt. Jones had Gomez blow into the Intoxilyzer machine, where he showed a BAC of .199. Gomez was booked into the Gordon County Jail and charged with DUI driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving, and driving with no license.