Man assaults and injures two detention officers after 100 mph DUI arrest on I-75 in Catoosa County
According to a Catoosa County Sheriff's Office incident report, on Saturday, September 5th, 2020, at approximately 3:19 AM, Deputy Henry was sitting stationary on southbound Interstate 75 at the Georgia Welcome Center when he checked a white SUV traveling at speeds of 100 mph without a working headlight. Deputy Henry noticed that the vehicle failed to maintain his lane of travel numerous times. Deputy Henry initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle at mile marker 350. Deputy Henry approached the vehicle and noticed a large crack in the windshield, extending more than three inches by three inches. Deputy Henry asked the driver, later identified as Jorge Casiano, 35, listed as homeless from Nashville, why he was going so fast, and he replied with, "Because I was trying to race my friend". Deputy Henry could also smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle. Deputy Henry explained the violation to Jorge and asked him if he had consumed any alcoholic beverages, which Jorge stated that he did have a 12 pack of beer. Deputy Henry noticed that Jorge's speech was extremely slurred and also that Jorge had bloodshot eyes. Deputy Henry asked Jorge if he would submit to performing field sobriety in order to determine if he was okay to drive, which the offender agreed. Jorge showed many clues during the test that he was impaired. Jorge gave a sample of breath on Deputy Henry's agency issued Alco-Sensor of 0.224. Deputy Henry then placed the offender under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. Deputy Henry read the offender Georgia Implied Consent, and he refused. Deputy Henry was not able to get a valid driver's license from Jorge. During transport, Jorge becomes very belligerent towards Deputy Henry and threatened him numerous times. Upon arrival at the Catoosa County Jail, staff had to assist the Jorge into the booking area where he would not comply with any commands nor answer any questions. The jail staff had to physically restrain Jorge while they finished their booking process. As detention staff was trying to walk the offender into H6, Jorge told an officer that he was going to kill him when he gets out. At approximately 6:20 AM, a deputy was advised by detention staff that a fight between Jorge and two detention officers had broken out in the booking area and that no contact could be made by radio. Deputies went into detention to find that the offender had injured an officer's right arm and had also broken another officer's right hand. Deputies then assisted in restraining Jorge and placing him into a holding cell. All video and audio were captured on jail cameras of the booking area. Jorge remains in the Catoosa County Jail charged with reckless driving (speeding over 100 mph in a 70), DUI - driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without a valid license, windshields and windshield wipers, when lighted headlights & other lights required, racing on highways or streets, terroristic threats and acts (felony), riot in a penal institution (felony), aggravated battery against law enforcement officer when engaged on official duty (felony), battery, willful obstruction of law enforcement officers by use of threats or violence (felony), and willful obstruction of law enforcement officers by use of threats or violence (felony).