Canton man arrested for DUI after getting BMW stuck on railroad tracks early Saturday morning
According to a Whitefield County Sheriff's Office incident report, on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at approximately 12:25 AM, A Sgt. and a deputy were dispatched to the area of Tilton Road and Tilton Bridge Road in reference to a vehicle that was stuck on the railroad tracks. The caller advised that the driver was trying to get the vehicle off of the tracks, but the vehicle was stuck. The caller advised that the subject was trying to pick the front of the vehicle up to get it unstuck and that the subject was possibly intoxicated. The Sgt. arrived on the scene at approximately 12:31 AM. The Sgt. observed a black BMW 4401 stuck on the railroad tracks. The front of the vehicle was stuck on the tracks, and the rear of the vehicle had slid down the bank. The section of tracks were sidetracks that the trains use to pull to the side. The vehicle was on the tracks between Tilton Bridge Road and Tilton Road and could be accessed by an access road to the track between Tilton Bridge Road and Tilton Road. The Sgt. could hear the driver accelerating trying to get the vehicle out, but the back tire just kept spinning. The driver of the vehicle, Tishawn Rayquan Williams, 25, of Canton, was still sitting in the driver seat with the vehicle running. The Sgt. asked Williams what had happened. Williams advised that he could not get out of here and that he supposed he had driven up the tracks. Sgt. advised Williams his vehicle was stuck and that a wrecker was needed. Williams advised that he wanted to use Marietta Towing in which the Sgt. advised Williams that Marietta was too far away to use them as a wrecker. Williams advised that he was trying to get to his brother in Atlanta. The Sgt. asked Williams if he knew where he was at and advised that he had no idea where he was and that he was coming from exit 20 in Canton. The Sgt. asked Williams if he had anything to drink. Williams advised that he had not and that he did not have any traction to get up on the train tracks. The Sgt. advised Williams that they were a long way from Atlanta. He advised Williams that the closet exit to his location was exit 326 and that he was a long way from Canton. Williams advised that he was trying to get down to Canton. Williams advised that he was coming down to Canton and that his GPS took him this way. The Sgt. asked Williams if his GPS took him down the gravel road. Williams advised that it did and that he was following the railroad so he could get where he was headed quickly, but now his car was stuck. The Sgt. could smell an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Williams's person. The Sgt. asked Williams again how much he had to drink. Williams advised that he did not have that much that it was maybe one drink. Williams advised that he had been stuck out here for about an hour now. Williams advised that the bar was like 25-30 minutes away. The Sgt. asked Williams again how much he had to drink. Williams advised that he one or two drinks. A deputy arrived on the scene shortly after. After the deputy completed standardized field sobriety testing, Williams was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. The Sgt. read Williams the Georgia Implied Consent Notice for Suspects Age 21 or over. Williams advised that he did not wish to submit to testing. A search of the vehicle turned up a plastic zip lock bag containing marijuana in the driver's side door. Williams was transported to the Whitfield County Jail. Williams's driving history showed his license to be suspended for DUI ALS on 10/02/2019. Williams was charged with driving under the influence less safe alcohol, and driving while license suspended. During the intake process Williams blew a .133 in the Alco-Sensor.