Inside LPD Reports: Lost Drunk Driver Stops at Police Dept. for Directions
Add alcohol and anything can happen.
On June 30, a Loganville Police officer responded to a call of a possible drunk driver on Highway 78 at Main Street. He was able to catch up with the subject just as he turned into the Loganville Police Department parking lot. The driver reportedly exited the vehicle and when the officer approached, he said he was looking for the I-285. He claimed to have drank three beers and was on his way home from work. He told the officer he worked in Lilburn and was on his way home to Sandy Springs. When he turned over his license, it had expired in 2006. He also told the officer he hadn't lived at the address on it for four years.
The man was subsequently arrested and charged with driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license and failing to change address within 60 days.
In another case, officers responded to the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Loganville after a report of a man burning an American flag. When officers arrived, the man said he didn't have any identification because his license was suspended, but claimed he was the church janitor and the choir director. He later said he was neither the janitor nor the choir director. A briefcase, that the man claimed was his, was found to contain a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. That, along with the burnt flag, was taken in as evidence.
The man was charged with criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana - less than an ounce.
On July 1, a Loganville Police officer was dispatched to Taco Bell in Loganville regarding a suspicious vehicle. Police arrived to find a car with three flat tires and a man hanging out the door, vomiting. He is reported to have said to officers, "I know I shouldn't be driving." Police reported a strong smell of alcohol, but he was reportedly unable to perform field sobriety tests and vomited every time officers attempted a breath test. It took two hours and three attempts to finally get valid samples, which allegedly gave readings of .231 and .226 grams.
The man was arrested and charged with DUI - alcohol less safe and failure to maintain lane.
(This information is based solely on police incident reports provided on request.)