NWGA Scanner | February 8th, 2022

Unlicensed man arrested for DUI after crashing into rear of tractor-trailer and leaving the scene in Dalton

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, January 30th, 2022, around 3:07 AM, Officer Johnson was dispatched at the intersection of Meeting Street and Ford Street in reference to a vehicle crash with unknown injuries involving a white Toyota Camry and a tractor-trailer truck. Officer Johnson reported, “Upon arrival, [I] observed the tractor-trailer truck owner standing in the middle of the road. [I] noticed that the tractor-trailer truck was parked on the roadway’s right side with functional damage to its backend. Behind the truck was a lot of debris from both vehicles. On the left side of the roadway, [I] observed a white Toyota Camry that contained disabling damage to the front right end and multiple airbags deployed. From the layout of the crash site, it looked as the Camry collided with the back end of the truck at a high rate of speed. The truck driver informed me that he was sleeping inside his tractor truck when he felt a collision from the rear. He stated as he exited his truck, he noticed that three Hispanic males were running north on Meeting Street.” While searching the crashed Camry, the officer located a black wallet between the middle console and driver seat. The officer located an identification card that belonged to Hugo Olotario Tomas-Aguilar, 25, of Dalton. Officer Avila was in the area of the address on the ID card and Hugo near the intersection of Julian Street and Moore Street. According to the report, Hugo admitted driving the white Toyota Camry and crashing it into the tractor truck rear end. Hugo was determined to be DUI and arrested. Hugo was transported to the Whitfield County Jail, charged DUI alcohol less safe, driving unlicensed, leaving the scene of an accident, and following too closely.