Ringgold teen arrested after crashing while DUI in Catoosa County, two passengers also arrested
According to a Catoosa County Sheriff's Office incident report, on Sunday, September 27th, 2020 at around 3:05 AM, Deputy Miller responded to a single-vehicle crash with injuries on Boynton Drive. The crash was in between the White Oak Plantations gates. Upon arriving, Deputy Miller immediately noticed two beer cans in amongst the debris. The deputy made contact with four individuals who were all still inside the truck. Deputy Miller spoke with the driver identified as Brayden Rayburn, 18 of Ringgold, who stated he was traveling westbound on Boynton Drive headed to Ringgold High School, which was eastbound from their location. The deputy advised him that they were traveling the wrong direction to go to their reported destination. According to the report, Rayburn was unaware of his specific location and the direction his destination was. Rayburn continued to state that he was not intoxicated. Deputy Miller reported that he smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming off of Rayburn's breath. When Deputy Miller asked if Rayburn had been drinking, Rayburn advised no he had not then stated he "Only had a few shots". Rayburn stated he had a few red solo cups of alcoholic beverages but was unsure of what exactly he had consumed. Deputy Miller conducted field sobriety on Rayburn. Rayburn showed many clues of impairment during the tests. Lt. Romans performed horizontal gaze nystagmus, which resulted in a lack of smooth pursuit in both eyes, distinct and sustained nystagmus at maximum deviation in both eyes, and onset nystagmus prior to 45 degrees in both eyes. Lt. Romans advised Deputy Miller that Rayburn failed all six. Rayburn consented to blow into the breathalyzer for the detection of alcohol presence and blew .146. After being read the Georgia Implied Consent for Persons Under 21, Rayburn agreed to a blood draw. Deputy Miller also placed passenger Caleb Boyd, 20 of Fort Oglethorpe, in custody after he admitted to drinking. While Deputy Miller was gathering information, he heard yelling and screaming. Deputy Miller turned around and watched passenger Aaron McMillin, 23 of Chattanooga, and several other individuals in the middle of the roadway along with two vehicles coming to pick them up. Deputy Miller was called by a bystander who was on her property. Deputy Miller advised all subjects to stay where they were. The woman who called the deputy for assistance stated, "the boy with tattoos" was yelling and screaming, "F**k the police", "F**k you", and other obscenities. The woman stated she yelled to them to move on and be quiet that people were trying to sleep. The woman stated that McMillin replied to her, "F**k you b***h, go inside." The woman's children were present and heard McMillin scream at deputies from a distance, and at him breaching the peace. Deputy Miller placed McMillin in handcuffs. McMillin was disrespectful and uncooperative the entire encounter since deputies arrived. The vehicle was turned over to Rayburn's father. Rayburn was cited for DUI - alcohol under 21, underage consumption of alcohol, too fast for conditions, and failure to maintain lane. McMillin was cited with disorderly conduct, and Boyd was cited with underage consumption of alcohol.
From left to right: Rayburn, Boyd, and McMillin.