Ringgold man drives reckless and crashes while high on meth, charged with DUI
According to a Whitfield County Sheriff's Office incident report, on September 12th, 2020, at around 4:32 PM, a deputy responded to 2216 Old Ringgold Road in reference to a vehicle crash in a gravel driveway. Upon arriving on the scene, the deputy met with Whitfield County Fire Department and EMS personnel who were on scene. Fire personnel directed the deputy to a male subject, identified as Daniel Scrabeck, 37 of Ringgold, who was very hyperactive and had slurred speech. Fire personnel stated that upon their arrival, the male subject had been laying in the grass several yards from his 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck. Scrabeck had trouble focusing and could not stay still. Scrabeck could not stay still, kept moving his arms, and would not remain sitting down. Scrabek took two syringes from his pocket and tossed them on the ground. Scrabeck stated that one syringe was clean and that one syringe contained methamphetamine. Scrabeck was asked by EMS when the last time he used methamphetamine was, and he replied that it was this morning. Scrabeck was then placed in handcuffs. The deputy had to guide Scrabeck to the patrol vehicle due to his erratic movements and wanting to stray away. The deputy advised Scrabeck that he was under arrest for driving under the influence and read him Implied Consent. Scrabeck agreed to state-administered chemical testing. Residents on the driveway stated that they were outside when Scrabeck drove down the driveway at a high rate of speed, skidding and driving up and back down an embankment. One a blood draw was completed at Hamilton Medical Center, Scrabeck was transported the Whitfield County Jail charged with DUI-drugs, less safe, and with reckless driving.