NWGA Scanner | October 19th, 2022

Unlicensed man arrested for DUI after being stopped for tag light in Gordon County

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On Saturday, October 1st, 2022, at approximately 8:38 PM, Deputy Potter was on routine patrol in the area of Highway 41 and David Lake Road when he observed a white in color Chevrolet City Express Van with a Tennessee plate that did not have an illuminated tag light on the vehicle. Deputy Potter initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the male subject, who was identified as Dariel Robles Hernandez, 25, of Murfreesboro, TN. According to the report, “Deputy Potter smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle. Deputy Potter asked Hernandez for his license and proof of insurance. Hernandez stated that he did not have a license but had an identification card from Mexico. Hernandez also had a passport that expired. While Deputy Potter was asking Hernandez questions, he smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person. Deputy Potter observed Hernandez had bloodshot eyes.” During field sobriety, Hernandez showed several signs of impairment and a BAC of .097 on a PBT. During a search if the vehicle, the deputy located one open corona familiar 32oz bottle under the driver’s seat. Two open, half-empty cold to the, touch Modelo Chelada 24oz cans in the middle of the rear floorboard. Hernandez refused the state test and was booked into the Gordon County Jail charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, open container, license required, and no tag light.