NWGA Scanner | November 24th, 2021

Unlicensed man arrested for DUI after being stopped for failing to maintain lane in Catoosa County

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on November 13th, 2021, at 3:28 AM, Lt. Lawson observed a 2003 Ford F-150 traveling east on Cloud Springs Road. According to the report, He observed the vehicle weaving driving on the centerline then back onto the fog line multiple times. According to the report, “Lt. Lawson conducted a traffic stop at Cloud Springs Road and Mineral Avenue. Lt. Lawson made contact with the driver, identified as Lopez Moises Rangel, 35, and informed him of the reason for the stop, and asked for his driver’s license. Rangel stated he did not have one and presented Lt. Lawson with a TN temporary ID card.” Lt. Lawson detected an odor of alcoholic beverages coming from inside the vehicle. Lt. Lawson asked the driver how much he had to drink. According to the report, The driver stated four beers. When Rangel exited the vehicle, he was unsteady on his feet. LT Lawson asked the driver if he would submit to field sobriety tests, and the driver agreed. During Field Sobriety Test, Rangel showed several signs of impairment, and an Alco-Sensor field test of Rangel’s breath indicated a positive reading of alcoholic beverage on his breath. Rangel was placed under arrest for DUI and read Georgia Implied consent for a blood test, to which he agreed. Rangel was transported to the Catoosa County Jail, charged with DUI/alcohol/0.08 grams or more, failure to maintain lane, and driving without a valid license.