NWGA Scanner | October 9th, 2022

Unlicensed man arrested for DUI after driving extremely reckless on Walnut Avenue in Whitfield County

According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, On September 19th, 2022, at 10:36 PM, Senior Trooper Cochran was patrolling Walnut Avenue near Old Grade Road in Whitfield County when he observed a 2003 GMC Envoy eastbound in the left lane that was speeding 64 mph in a 45 mph zone. Trooper Cochran reported, “[I] made a U-turn to conduct a traffic stop of the vehicle. As [I] was catching up to the vehicle, [I] observed it in the center turn lane of Walnut Avenue near Pleasant Drive, passing other eastbound traffic at an extremely high rate of speed with no regard for the safety of other motorists. [I] checked the speed of the vehicle as it was passing in the center turn lane and found that it was now at 84 mph in the 45 mph zone.” Trooper Cochran was eventually able to conduct a traffic stop and make contact with the driver, later identified as Dany Alfredo Fraire Adame, 23, of Dalton. The trooper asked Fraire Adame for his driver’s license, with him replying, “ID?” Fraire Adame handed the trooper a Georgia identification card. Even though he was speaking in English Fraire, Adame advised the trooper he could not speak English at all. Trooper Cochran reported, “While speaking to Mr. Fraire Adame outside of his vehicle, [I] noticed that his eyes were watery and bloodshot, and [I] detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. Mr. Fraire Adame came back as not being licensed. [I] then returned to speak with Mr. Fraire Adame and questioned him about his alcohol consumption. Mr. Fraire Adame appeared to indicate that he had only consumed one (1) drink.” Fraire Adame then showed a BAC of 0.140 on a PBT. TFC Apodaca arrived on the scene and was able to speak with Fraire Adame about where he was coming from and question him about his alcohol consumption. According to the report, “TFC Apodaca advised that Mr. Fraire Adame stated that he had been at a Mexican restaurant on South Hamilton Street in Dalton and that he had consumed a 32-ounce michelada mixed drink as well as two (2) smaller mixed drinks.” When asked about why he was driving recklessly, he stated the vehicle in front of him had loud exhaust that was hurting his ears, so he was just trying to get away from the vehicle. Fraire Adame was placed under arrest for DUI and transported to the Whitfield County Jail, where he was charged with DUI, speeding, reckless driving, improper use of the central turn lane, and driving while unlicensed.