While on patrol along Ogeechee Road an officer pulled into the Thunderbird Motel. He saw a white golf cart driving through the parking lot suddenly make a hard left turn, throwing two of the passengers from the vehicle, a 1-year-old boy and his grandfather.
The driver stopped the cart and picked up the passengers. The officer stopped the golf cart to ask if the passengers were ok. The child was screaming and had cuts on his arm and forehead. The grandfather was bleeding profusely from his arm. The officer asked what happened, and the driver stated that “he took the corner too hard,” and “they slipped off.” EMS arrived, along with the child’s mother, who refused EMS services and said she would take the child to the hospital. The officer asked the driver of the golf cart for a driver’s license. The man produced an expired Florida license that was suspended. The officer then noticed a 16 ounce can of beer on the ground next to the golf cart, and when he asked the man why he’d tried to conceal it, he replied “I didn’t want to get caught.” The officer asked the man to stand up and remove his sunglasses. His eyes were glassy and he had a difficult time standing. He said he’d only had two beers. The officer gave him a preliminary breath test on a portable breathalyzer after he consented. He tested positive for the presence of alcohol. When the officer asked him to put his hands behind his back, the man fell forward and slumped over the trunk of the patrol vehicle. The officer asked if he was alright, and the man said he was fine. Another officer arrived with a more precise device, the Intoxilyzer 5000, and the man came back four times over the legal limit. He said this was not his first rodeo and he’d done research on the Internet. He was charged with DUI, reckless driving, endangering a child and an open container violation.
• While on patrol one afternoon, an officer spotted a man wandering around the buildings in Yamacraw Village. The officer approached the man and asked him to stop. The man identified himself but did not stop walking. The officer followed the man and asked him again to stop. The man yelled, “what the fuck do you want?” He approached the officer aggressively, smelling of alcohol and slurring his words. He kept repeating himself and yelling curse words. The officer asked the man to calm down and walk to the patrol vehicle. The man then dropped to the ground and yelled “do what you have to do!” He was placed in handcuffs and charged with disorderly conduct, public intoxication and possession of a drug related object. He had a crack pipe hidden in a pack of Newports.
• A man called police because he had a court order stating that his ex–wife was not allowed to have overnight guests of the opposite sex while his daughter was in her custody. The man said that his ex–wife’s boyfriend was in the house. The police arrived and made contact with the woman, who stated she was unaware of the court order. The officer showed it to her, and she complied. She was very unhappy they were knocking on her door after 3 a.m.
• A man was walking to the bus stop when two black males in a pick up truck pulled up beside him. The passenger asked if he had change for a $20 bill. The man said that he did and pulled out his wallet. The passenger pulled out a revolver instead of currency and took the man’s wallet, which contained $223. The victim said the two men were in a red Nissan pickup. The vehicle had a washing machine and some bicycles in the back of it. The suspect had short hair and was wearing a hoodie that had paint stains on it. A canvas of the area for the suspects failed to uncover the whereabouts of the suspects.
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