Man arrested for DUI after leaving the scene of crash on I-75 in Catoosa County

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On November 12th, at 3:11 AM, Lt. Cunningham responded to Interstate 75 southbound in reference to a crash. Lt. Cunningham observed the sign to the weigh station had been hit and observed tire marks that went across the entrance to the weigh station and onto the shoulder. Lt. Cunningham could see tire marks where the vehicle got back onto the interstate and went south on the interstate. Witnesses to the crash advised that the vehicle that crashed was a white Cadillac Escalade. Whitfield County located the vehicle and driver at the Mapco at exit 341. Lt. Cunningham responded and made contact with the driver Travis Nelson Perry, 36. Perry stated he was on Interstate 75 south when a tractor-trailer came into his lane, and he attempted to avoid a collision. Perry stated he lost control and went into the ditch. Perry stated he didn’t know he had hit anything and didn’t know he had any damage to his vehicle. Perry observed the vehicle to have mud all over the driver’s side of the vehicle and damage all over the vehicle. Lt. Cunningham observed the passenger side tire to be flat. Perry stated he was in Chattanooga at the Blue Light Bar. Lt. Cunningham observed Perry’s to be bloodshot and watery. Lt. Cunningham could also detect a strong odor of marijuana coming from Perry. Perry then advised he had smoked marijuana before driving. During standardized field sobriety testing, Perry showed several signs of impairment and showed a BAC of .098 on a PBT. Perry was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state testing. Perry was transported to the Catoosa County Jail, charged with failure to maintain a single lane, duty upon striking fixture, and DUI multiple substances. 

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