Dalton man arrested for DUI after leaving the scene of crash and being followed by victim

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, On March 28th, 2023, at 10:30 PM, Officer Fraire responded to the area of Luckie Street in reference to a hit and run that occurred on Glenwood Ave and Springdale Road. While en route, dispatch advised the driver of the white Honda Pilot had been following the driver of the blue Ford Focus (Andrew Robert Bennett, 30, of Dalton) after his vehicle was struck at the intersection. Dispatch advised Andrew had crashed into a mailbox on Luckie Street.
Andrew advised he was not from the area and did not know there was a turn on Luckie Street. As the victim arrived on the scene to give a statement, Andrew advised he “bumped” the victim’s vehicle. Andrew stated he did not see any damage to either vehicle and that the victim was just “A straight up a**hole” so therefore, he drove off. Andrew advised he got nervous after he realized he was being followed by the victim. Officer Kell and Officer Fraire observed two bottles of alcoholic beverages (Michelob Ultra beer) in the vehicle. Andrew was asked if he had consumed any alcoholic beverages this night, and he advised yes. During field sobriety tests, Andrew showed several signs of impairment and BrAC of .112 on a PBT. Andrew was transported to the Whitfield County Jail, where he showed a BAC of .106. Andrew was charged with DUI 0.08 gm or more, 21 or over, and failure to maintain the lane.

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