NWGA Scanner | May 25th, 2021

Unlicensed man arrested for DUI after 911 call from concerned citizen in Whitfield County

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on May 17th, 2021, Deputy Figg was working traffic on I-75 southbound at the 338 Cut-through. The deputy was advised of a BOLO for a vehicle weaving all over the roadway. As the deputy was receiving updates, he observed both the suspect vehicle and the complainant vehicle pass him. According to the report, “Deputy Figg pulled out and caught up with the suspect vehicle as he was going around the curve at the 336 off-ramp. The vehicle made a sudden jerk to the right going over the fog line. The vehicle corrected and then again went over the fog line. As the vehicle was passing on the ramp at the 336, he went over into the fog line and into the lane for the on-ramp. Deputy Figg activated his blue lights and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.” The deputy made contact with the driver, identified as Oscar Alanis-Garcia, 38, of Marietta. According to the report, “Deputy Figg could smell a very strong odor of some type of alcoholic beverage coming from his person. Deputy Figg requested his identification, as Oscar advised he did not have a license and that he exit the vehicle to complete a field sobriety test. Deputy Figg attempted to conduct H.G.N., but Oscar would not hold his head still so Deputy Figg could complete the test. As Oscar was not able to complete any test or follow instructions, he was taken into custody and placed in the back of Deputy Figg’s patrol vehicle.” Oscar agreed to Georgia’s implied consent for persons over the age of 21. Oscar was transported to the Whitfield County Jail, where he registered .162 BAC. Oscar was charged with the single lane violation, driving without a license, and DUI.
The deputy spoke with the concerned citizen, who called 911. She stated she first noticed Oscar driving all over the interstate in Catoosa County. She stated she was afraid Oscar would wreck and kill himself or kill someone else. She stated she would be more than glad to assist in the future as a witness if needed.