Man arrested for DUI found to be driving stolen vehicle out of Ohio in Whitfield County last Sunday
According to a Whitfield County Sheriff's Office incident report, on Sunday, January 19th, 2020, at approximately 2:15 AM, Whitfield County Deputy Southern conducted a traffic stop on a silver Toyota 4Runner with an Ohio Tag after it pulled into Delray Farms off of East Walnut Avenue. Deputy Southern stopped the vehicle after observing the vehicle traveling in the center turn lane for nearly 150 yards at approximately 15mph while the left blinker was on. The vehicle then used it's blinker and turned right across two lanes and pulled into the parking lot. The deputy reported that the driver appeared to be confused. After approaching the vehicle, Deputy Southern noted several indicators that the driver was possible DUI. The driver, identified as Brayan Arturo Perez-Perez, 21, of Calhoun, stated "No" when asked if he was doing okay. According to the report, "When Deputy Southern asked him why not, Perez starred at Deputy Southern for several seconds and then went back to looking at the phone in his hand." Deputy Southern noticed Empty Corona Extra bottles behind the passenger seat. Perez handend Deputy Southern his ID card, which was a Guatemala ID. Perez had what appeared to be melted chocolate and peanut butter in his pocket where his wallet was located. Perez advised the deputy that he had not had anything to drink. Deputy Southern could still smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage as Perez spoke with him. Deputy Fernandez was requested to the scene to translate while Deputy Southern conducted Standardized Field Sobriety on Perez. Once on scene, they conducted standardized Field Sobriety Tests where Perez failed. Perez was arrested and read Georgia Implied Consent Under 21yoa by Deputy Southern and in Spanish by Deputy Fernandez. Mr. Perez consented to blood and breath to both Deputies. According to the report, the vehicle had been reported and confirmed stolen from Cincinnati, Ohio. Deputy Southern transported Perez to Hamilton Medical Center for a blood sample. It was drawn and will be submitted into evidence for toxicology analysis. Perez was then transported to the Whitfield County Jail charged with mo license, DUI less safe, open container violation, and theft by receiving stolen vehicle.