Man arrested after obstructing deputy during traffic stop for speeding on Mack Smith Road

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On September 17th, 2023, at 4:31 PM, Deputy Beasley stopped a 2023 Toyota GR86 for speeding at 58 mph in a 35 mph zone on Mack Smith Road. Deputy Beasley made contact with the driver, Austin Blake Arellano, 21, and advised him of the reason for the traffic stop. Austin stated that the deputy did not get him on anything. Austin immediately became hostile and began to argue, stating that Deputy Beasley didn’t get him on anything because Deputy Beasley was going in the opposite direction as him. Austin also stated that he was not speeding when Deputy Beasley pulled him over. Deputy Beasley advised Austin to provide driver’s license and proof of insurance. Austin asked why. Deputy Beasley asked for driver’s license and proof of insurance once more, and Austin stated that he did not do anything. Deputy Beasley advised Austin that he does have the right to request an accuracy check on the radar unit, and Austin stated that he for sure wanted one done. Austin also stated that he wanted to see the speed at that he was checked at. Austin continued to have aggressive verbal behavior and was uncooperative by not giving his Georgia issued driver’s license when requested three times. While outside his vehicle, Austin obstructed the deputy by attempting to get back into the vehicle several times. According to the report, “Deputy Beasley was running all of Austin’s information, and a short time had passed. Austin walked to his vehicle and, opened the door, and started to get in the vehicle. Deputy Beasley went to the vehicle and told Austin to get up. Deputy Beasley grabbed Austin by the left wrist and instructed him to get out. Austin began pulling away from Deputy Beasley like he was pulling away into the car. Austin became physically resisting by pulling away from Deputy Beasley and locking his arms up in front of him. Deputy Beasley advised Austin to put his hands behind his back, and he still refused to do so. Deputy Beasley advised the offender that he was going to get tased if he did not place his hands behind his back. Austin did place his hands behind his back at this time. Austin was booked into the Catoosa County Jail and charged with speeding and obstruction.

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