Drunk Calhoun man involved in domestic arrested after pursuit with Gordon County deputy
According to a Gordon County Sheriff's Office incident report, on Saturday, July 4th, 2020, at approximately 10:20 PM, Deputy Baldwin with the Gordon County Sheriff's Office Uniform Patrol Division responded to a residence on Circle Drive in reference to a domestic disturbance occurring between brothers who were intoxicated. Prior to arrival, Gordon E911 advised that one brother later identified as Frank Sanchez, 41 of Calhoun, was driving recklessly through the yard. Gordon E911 gave a vehicle lookout for a white pickup truck in that area. Deputy Childers spoke with the complainant, who stated that Frank got upset about something and was highly intoxicated. The complainant stated that Frank started to leave the residence, and the complainant held him down and told him to calm down. The complainant stated that Frank was able to get into his vehicle, and then began driving around the driveway in a reckless manner. The complainant stated that Frank left in a white truck traveling towards East May Street. A white truck then turned onto Circle Drive from Peters street and stopped. The complainant pointed out the truck and said that it was Frank driving. The vehicle reversed quickly, laying drag, and backed onto Peters Street. The truck then drove West on East May Street at a high rate of speed. Deputy Baldwin recognized the vehicle as an intoxicated driver that was a suspect in the domestic dispute. Deputy Baldwin activated his emergency equipment and gave chase. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed down East May street and then turned onto Telfair Street. The vehicle stopped, and Frank began waving his arm. Frank then took a left turn onto South Line Street and ran the stop sign at the intersection of South Line Street and Peters Street. Frank then turned onto Woodland Terrace and was traveling at speeds over 55 MPH. Frank then drove in the middle of the street on Deer Park Lane. At the dead-end, Frank drove into the ditch, and his vehicle was briefly stuck. Deputy Baldwin stopped, exited his patrol vehicle, and drew his department-issued service weapon, and gave Frank verbal commands to get out of his vehicle. Frank refused and drove around Deputy Baldwin's patrol car. The deputy continued to pursue the vehicle. Frank then stopped in a driveway on Circle Drive. Frank exited the vehicle, and the deputy gave him verbal commands to get on the ground. After the deputy displayed his taser and Frank went to his knees and was taken into custody. While the deputy searched Frank, he could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person. Frank was also very unsteady on his feet. Frank's speech was very slurred and could not complete sentences. The deputy read Frank Implied Consent, and Frank refused to answer. Frank was transported to the Gordon County Jail where he was charged with DUI less safe, failure to maintain lane, failure to stop at stop sign, improper passing, laying drag, reckless driving, turn signal requirements, and driving the wrong side of the road.