According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, On May 6th, 2023, at 2:47 AM, Officer Womack was patrolling the area of West Walnut Avenue near Market Street when he observed a vehicle swerving all over the roadway. The officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, David Allen Hunter, 39, of Chatsworth. Officer Womack reported, “[I] asked him if he knew why [I] pulled him over. Mr Hunter’s words were slurred, and [I] observed his eyes were dilated and bloodshot. He had lit up a new cigarette as [I] made contact with him. Mr. Hunter stated he did not know why [I] pulled him over. [I] explained that he was failing to maintain his lane. [I] then asked how much Mr. Hunter had to drink tonight. He stated he did not have anything to drink and that he was swerving because he was “bullshitting” with his friend. [I] observed a beer can in the center console and pointed it out to Mr. Hunter. He stated it belonged to the passenger.” Hunter refused field sobriety tests when asked. Hunter had to use the side of his truck multiple times to maintain his balance to make it to the back of the vehicle. Officers could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Hunter’s breath. Hunter admitted to drinking alcoholic beverages at the Oyster Pub and advised that he would not be taking no “Breath-o-lizer”. Hunter was then placed under arrest for driving under the influence. Officer Womack reported, “[I] read mr hunter implied consent and a request for his breath. Mr hunter refused to give a yes or no answer stating “For one reason is I’m reading that same script to you”, “Take me to jail” and “Why I got to submit to you for anything”.” Hunter was booked into the Whitfield County Jail, charged with DUI-less safe.
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