NWGA Scanner | April 8th, 2021

Unlicensed man charged with DUI after Gordon County deputy stops vehicle driving all over the roadway

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on April 3rd, 2021, at approximately 11:49 PM, Deputy Mills was patrolling in the area of Highway 136 and Cook Road when he observed a Ford SUV driving all over the roadway. The deputy activated his emergency equipment and conducted a traffic stop. The deputy made contact with the driver, identified as Geovanni Espain Sanchez, 33, of Fayetteville, GA, and asked for his driver’s license. Sanchez was fumbling around with his wallet and stated he moved here a month ago. Sanchez provided the deputy with a Mexico ID. While speaking with Sanchez, the deputy could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle. When asked, Sanchez stated he had only drunk one beer but later stated it was two. The deputy observed Sanchez’s eyes to be bloodshot and glazed. Sanchez returned through Gordon County 911 as a driver not found. While speaking with Sanchez outside the vehicle, the deputy could smell an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from Sanchez. Sanchez showed several clues of impairment during field sobriety testing. Sanchez was placed under arrest and read Georgia Implied Consent Notice for blood. During an incident to arrest search on the vehicle, the deputy observed a can of Modelo beer in the driver’s door with a small amount left in it. The deputy also observed another empty Modelo beer can in the rear passenger floorboard next to a 12 pack of beer that only had eight beers left in the pack. Sanchez blood was taken, and he was transported to the Gordon County Jail charged with DUI, failure to maintain lane, no license, and open container.