NWGA Scanner | July 26th, 2021
According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on July 10th, 2021, around 8:20 PM, hours Dispatched advised via radio of a BOLO for a black in color Toyota Camry traveling south on Georgia 3. According to the report, “Dispatch advised that the driver had fallen asleep at a red light and was not able to maintain its lane of travel. Dispatch advised that the vehicle had turned left onto Highway 52, going towards Murray County. Deputy Caraway caught up to the vehicle on Highway 52 at Cedar Ridge Road. Deputy Caraway noticed the vehicle swerve right and cross over the centerline. Deputy Caraway then noticed the vehicle swerve left and cross over the fog line. Deputy Caraway then conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle just East of Hwy 286. When Deputy Caraway turned on his blue lights, the vehicle pulled over to the left instead of to the right.” The deputy advised the driver, identified as Edwin Agapito Vicente, 21, of Chatsworth, the reason for the stop. Vicente stated that he was sleepy. While the deputy was speaking with Vicente, he noticed that Vicente’s eyes were bloodshot. Vicente stated that he had not been drinking. Vicente stated that he did not have a license at all when asked for his ID. Vicente then agreed to give a breath sample into an Alco-Sensor. According to the report, Alco-Sensor showed positive for alcohol. Vicente showed several signs of impairment during field sobriety tests. Vicente was then placed under arrest for DUI.
Vicente was transported to the Whitfield County Jail, where he showed a BAC of .108 grams on the state test. Vicente was charged for the failure to maintain lane, driving without a valid license, and DUI Alcohol 0.08 grams or more within three hours.