LaFayette man arrested again for DUI after driving through hayfield in Walker County

According to a Walker County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On May 22nd, 2023, at 3:23 PM, Deputy Reece was dispatched to 2480 Round Pond Road due to a red Dodge Dakota leaving the roadway and driving through a hayfield where the complainant and two other subjects were working in the field. According to the report, The complainant stated that the suspect hit a large hole in the field, causing the airbags to deploy in the vehicle. The complainant advised that the driver (Harley Dewayne Voiles, 54, of LaFayette) was attempting to drive off. Deputy Reece was flagged down and advised that the Voiles had made it out of the field and were traveling toward Catlett. The complainant stated that Voiles appeared to be highly intoxicated and had thrown an empty liquor bottle out of his vehicle when he left. Deputy Reece made contact with Dodge on the lot of Catlett Grocery at the gas pump, with Voiles sitting in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Deputy Reece reported, “As [I] approached the vehicle, [I] could see hay stilling hanging from the bumper and undercarriage of the vehicle. [I] could smell a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from Voiles. [I] asked Voile to tell me what was going on, and he attempted to say something about his heater with slurred speech. [I] was able to see several open containers of alcoholic beverages on the floorboard and in the passenger seat. [I] asked Voiles how much he had consumed, and he stated a couple.” Deputy Reece asked Voiles if he crashed through a hayfield, and he stated his Dodge does not go into reverse, so he used the hayfield to turn around in. He was then asked again about how much he had to drink, and Voiles stated about three beers. While the deputy was speaking with Voiles, he was swaying back and forth and had bloodshot watery eyes. During field sobriety testing, Voiles showed several signs of impairment. Voiles were run through GCIC/NCIC, and he returned suspended through Georgia with multiple DUI suspensions. Voiles stated that his license had been suspended for a minute. Voiles also returned with a warrant through Lafayette PD. Voiles was booked into the Walker County Jail, and charged with DUI, driving while suspended, open container, no insurance, and failing to maintain a single lane. According to Walker County Jail records, Voiles has a history of DUI arrests.

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