NWGA Scanner | August 8th, 2022
According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, On July 23rd, 2022, around 6:50 PM, Trooper Townsend was patrolling I-75 northbound in reference to a BOLO that was issued by Troop A communications regarding a possible DUI driver. Trooper Townsend reported, “While traveling north, [I] observed a pickup truck, pulling a boat with their hazards on, and determined that they must be following the vehicle in question. While approaching the vehicles, [I] observed the vehicle in front, a 2005 Toyota Corolla, swerving from one side of the lane, crossing the lane stripes, and jerking back across the roadway. Once making my way through the traffic that was following the vehicle, [I] activated my emergency lights in an effort to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, which displayed heavy damage to the driver’s side. The vehicle exited at exit 318, continued down the ramp, and continued to swerve across the roadway. The vehicle finally came to a stop at the bottom of the ramp. [I] exited my patrol vehicle in an effort to make contact with the driver, and while [I] was beginning my approach, the driver accelerated and continued north on GA 3. [I] returned to my vehicle and activated my emergency siren in an effort to get the driver’s attention, who continued to travel north without regard for my presence behind the vehicle. The vehicle then made a right-hand turn into a driveway of 2331 GA 3, and traveled down the driveway before pulling in front of the garage bay. Not knowing what the intentions of the driver were, [I] exited my patrol vehicle, and drew my department-issued Glock 45, and began issuing verbal commands to the driver to show me her hands.” Trooper Townsend could visually see the driver, later identified as Kristina McCain Jill, 34, of Woodstock, was either suffering a medical emergency or was severely intoxicated. While detaining McCain under arrest, the trooper observed she was severely disoriented and appeared to be “spaced out”. When asked how much she had to drink before driving, she answered “not much”. When asked what how “not much” was, she advised that she had one glass of wine. During field sobriety tests, McCain the exam was stopped for her safety due to her intoxication level. McCain showed a BAC of .190 on a PBT and was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state test. Trooper Townsend reported, “While en route to the hospital, Ms. McCain was in such a physical state of impairment that she became physically sick and vomited in the back seat of the patrol vehicle, and was appearing to fall asleep.” McCain was charged with DUI, failure to maintain lane, hit-and-run leaving the scene of a crash, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, and failure to report an accident with damage.