NWGA Scanner | October 14th, 2021

Woman charged with DUI after refusing to leave property and running from deputy on foot in Catoosa County

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on September 22nd, 2021, at 8:55 PM, Lt. Lawson responded to Foster Lane in reference to a domestic dispute. According to the report, “Lt. Lawson was met by the complainant in the driveway. She stated the offender, identified as Jennifer Yates, 38, was in a 1995 Maroon Chevrolet in the driveway attempting to leave. As Lt. Lawson approached the vehicle, Yates exited the driver’s seat and fled on foot.” The deputy told Yates to stop as she ran away. While fleeing on foot, Yates slipped and fell. While she was attempting to get up, Lt Lawson shoved her back to the ground and took her into custody. According to the report, “Lt. Lawson detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from Yates’s breath and person. Lt. Lawson spoke with both victims, who stated Yates drove to and entered the residence through the basement door unannounced and uninvited. The complainant stated Yates began yelling and cursing at both victims.” The victim advised Yates entered the basement. She grabbed a Dell Laptop, threw it into a sink, and turned the water on, damaging it. Lt. Lawson began informing Yates of her Miranda rights a second time. While informing her, she interrupted, stating to talk to her father. Yates refused to answer while being read implied consent. Yates was transported to the Catoosa County Jail, charged with criminal trespass-damage, criminal trespass-family violence, DUI-driving under the influence of alcohol, and obstruction.