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Adairsville woman arrested after refusing to sign tickets following DUI crash in Gordon County

According to a Gordon County Sheriff's Office incident report, on Friday, October 9th, 2020, at approximately 11:57 PM, Sergeant Jones of the Gordon County Sheriff's Office Uniform Patrol Division responded to the area of Plainville Road at Nemoe Road in reference to a single-vehicle crash. Sergeant Jones arrived on scene and observed a gray Nissan Rogue SUV in the ditch on Plainville Road just south of Nemoe Road. The deputy made contact with the driver, Jamie Angland, 43, of Adairsville. She was sitting in the back seat of another vehicle at the scene. The deputy reported smelling a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath and person. Angland was also not wearing any pants or underwear. When asked where her pants were, she said they were inside of her vehicle. Another deputy located a pair of denim shorts inside the vehicle that were wet in the crotch area, and it appeared she had urinated on herself. Angland's speech was heavily slurred, and she was swaying while sitting in the vehicle. Sergeant Jones attempted to administer the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test inside the vehicle because she was not dressed. Angland told Sergeant Jones that she was drunk. Angland was unable to focus on the stimulus. She kept moving her head and eventually stopped and stared at the deputy.

Due to Angland being heavily intoxicated and the roadway being wet and slick, no other field sobriety tests were administered for her safety. A deputy retrieved Angland's shorts and had her put them on. Angland was very slow and unsteady while stepping out of the vehicle. Angland refused the state-administered blood test. Sergeant Jones wrote Angland two citations for DUI and Failure to maintain lane. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Sergeant Jones attempted to release Angland on the two citations. Angland advised the deputy multiple times to take her to jail. The deputy explained the citations to Angland, and she said she did not want any tickets. A deputy removed the handcuffs from Angland, and Sergeant Jones asked her to sign both citations. She asked what happened if she refused to sign and was explained that she would have to be taken to jail and post a bond for the charges. She refused to sign the citations and was placed under arrest. Angland was transported to the Gordon County Jail. A half-empty bottle of Jagermeister was found in the front passenger seat of the vehicle. Angland was issued citations for failure to maintain lane, open container, and DUI alcohol.