NWGA Scanner | March 22nd, 2022

Unlicensed man arrested for DUI after leaving the scene of crash and being found passed out behind the wheel in Dalton

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on March 17th, 2022, at 2:37 AM, Deputy Caraway was dispatched to 521 Callahan Road in reference to a hit-and-run vehicle crash. Deputy Caraway arrived on scene and spoke with the victim, who stated that a grey in color passenger car came over into his lane and struck his 18-wheeler, and drove off. Mr. McMillin stated that he believed the vehicle was a Camry because he remembered a Toyota emblem on the front of the vehicle. According to the report, “Around 4:30 AM, a concerned citizen stopped and advised Deputy Caraway that a male subject was in the parking lot of Dalton Box passed out behind the wheel of the vehicle. Deputy Caraway went to the area and located a grey in color Toyota Camry with a male asleep behind the wheel with the vehicle running. Deputy Caraway checked the passenger side of the vehicle for damage from the crash. Deputy Caraway observed dents and paint transfer from the crash. The dents and black paint transfer matched the damage to the 18-wheeler.” The deputy woke the male identified as Fransisco Marroquin Miguel, 25, of Dalton, up. The deputy turned the vehicle off and placed the keys on the roof of the vehicle. According to the report, “Deputy Caraway spoke Miguel with for a few minutes and noticed a smell of alcoholic beverage coming from his breath and bloodshot eyes.” Miguel stated that he wished he had a license when asked. Miguel was checked through GCIC and found that he had an active warrant through Woodstock PD. During field sobriety testing, Miguel showed several signs of impairment and showed a blood alcohol content of .120 on a PBT. Miguel was then placed under arrest for DUI-Driving under the Influence of Alcohol. Miguel stated that he wanted to wait for his attorney before submitting to any further testing. Miguel was transported to the Whitfield County Jail, charged him with failure to maintain lane, leaving the scene of an accident, driving without a valid license, and DUI less safe.