According to a Walker County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On November 30th, 2022, at 7:27 PM, Deputy Moss was traveling east on GA-2, just passed Highway 193, when he noticed 1999 Nissan Frontier traveling a very slow pace. Deputy Moss ran the license plate on which returned to a Ford LGT, tan in color. Deputy Moss reported, “As the Nissan Frontier and myself approached the top of the hill on Hwy 2, near Hwy 2 and Happy Valley Road, [I] activated my traffic lights. The Nissan Frontier was still traveling at a slow pace but did not pull to the side of the road at first. The Nissan Frontier traveled around a quarter of a mile, then began to get into the turning lane on Hwy 2 and Happy Valley, turning south onto Happy Valley. [I] noticed the Nissan Frontier then failed to maintain its lane twice. One on the right shoulder of Hwy 2. Another time while making a right turn onto Happy Valley Road, which led him to travel into the opposite lane of travel. The Nissan Frontier then came to a stop just passed Valley Road and Hwy 2 intersection on Happy Valley Road.” Deputy Moss then requested assistance from Deputy Durham and made contact with the driver Donald Lamont Clapp, 59, of Dalton. While approaching the vehicle, Clapp got out. Deputy Moss advised Clapp to stay in the vehicle but he got out anyway’s. Clapp stated he had just finished working on a gas line and may have inhaled some gas. Clapp was unable to stay on one topic while speaking to the deputy. Deputy durham then conducted field sobriety and determined that Clapp was DUI. Clapp was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state test. Clapp was transported to the Walker County Jail, charged with impeding traffic, concealing the identity of the vehicle, failure to maintain lane, failure to register vehicle, and driving under the influence.
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