Chatsworth man arrested for DUI after failing to move over for deputies on traffic stop
According to a Whitfield County Sheriff's Office incident report, on Friday, January 31st, 2020, at approximately 10:31 PM, a deputy was assisting a Lieutenant on a traffic stop on GA-3 south of Underwood Road in the center turn lane. A silver Toyota truck traveling south on GA-3 in the inside lane failed to move over. Blue lights were activated and visible for a significant distance in all directions. The report also stated there were no vehicles occupying the outside lane near the truck. The deputy quickly returned to his patrol vehicle and activated all emergency equipment, to catch up to the truck. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified as Jeremy Bivens, 36, of Chatsworth. Jeremy immediately stated he knew he was going to jail. The deputy asked Jeremy why he was going to jail, and he advised that he had been drinking. The deputy asked Jeremy to perform sobriety testing before the decision was made to arrest him. Due to Jeremy's suspected level of impairment and pre-existing injuries to his legs, The deputy concluded sobriety testing. The deputy read Jeremy the Georgia Implied Consent Notice for Suspects Age 21 and Over. Jeremy agreed to chemical testing of blood, breath, and urine. The deputy advised Jeremy he was under arrest and was nice, allowing him to call his father to pick up the truck. Jeremy advised the deputy his license was suspended. The deputy confirmed the license status through GCIC. The Lieutenant transported Jeremy to the Whitfield County Jail to administer the breath test. The deputy located two unopened 25 ounce Bud Light beers in a bag in the passenger seat. Behind the seat was a box for a twelve-pack of 8 ounce Bud Light beers. There were six unopened beers remaining in the box. All beers located in the truck were still cold to touch. After heaving to wait thirty minutes after arriving at the jail, Jeremy blew a 0.274 and 0.271 grams. Jeremy was charged with the move over law, driving under the influence of alcohol, 0.08 grams or more, driving while license suspended or revoked. According to arrest records, Jeremy has several arrests for DUI dating back to 2011.