Florida man arrested for DUI last week in Chattooga County placed on hold for ICE
According to a Chattooga County Sheriff’s Officer incident report a Florida man was arrested for DUI last Sunday night while driving through Summerville on a flat tire. Deputy Thomas Sainthill heard a loud noise coming from a passing white car heading south on Highway 27 near Bojangles in Summerville. Deputy Sainthill stated the car had a flat tire. Deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Alfredo Abac Velasquez, 22, of Florida, who said he was aware the tire was flat. According to the report ”Mr. Abac Velasquez advised that he had dropped a friend off and was heading home. He stated that he knew he had a flat but did not have a spare. Mr. Abac Velasquez stated that he did not know what had happened to the tire." After noting his manner of driving and smell of alcohol, Velasquez was arrested for DUI. Velasquez was transported and booked into Whitfield County Jail Tuesday placed on hold for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).