NWGA Scanner | July 30th, 2022
According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On July 17th, 2022, at 11:13 PM, Deputy Dennison and Deputy Woods were dispatched to 339 I-75 south about a BOLO called in by a concerned citizen. The caller advised dispatch that the driver had stopped on the side of I-75 at mile marker 331. Deputies made contact with the driver, who was later identified as Sandro Crespo-Rodriguez, 45, of Austell and observed him walking around the outside of the vehicle. According to the report, “Deputy Dennison made contact with Mr. Crespo-Rodriguez and could immediately smell the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his mouth area. Deputy Dennison asked Mr. Crespo-Rodriguez for his license, and he stated that he did not have a license. Deputy Dennison asked Mr. Crespo-Rodriguez how much alcohol he had to drink, and he said he only had one beer.” During field sobriety testing, Crespo-Rodriguez showed several signs of impairment. While deputies were speaking with Crespo-Rodriguez, they noticed several beer cans in plain view. Deputies located three large open beer cans in the vehicle. Two of the beer cans were found in immediate reach of the driver in the cup holder, and the other beer can was located on the front passenger floorboard. Crespo-Rodriguez was confirmed to be was unlicensed. Deputy Dennison then contacted the witnesses, who advised that Crespo-Rodriguez was driving extremely recklessly. Crespo-Rodriguez was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state test. Crespo-Rodriguez was transported to the Whitfield County Jail, where he showed a BAC of .145 on the state test. Crespo-Rodriguez was charged with DUI, open container violation, and driving while unlicensed.