Texas men arrested after driving recklessly while racing down Walnut Avenue in Dalton

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, On December 24th, 2022, at 11:52 PM, Officer Selby was sitting stationary at 1205 West Walnut Avenue, watching for traffic violations. Officer Selby reported, “While watching traffic, [I] observed a white Ford Mustang traveling west on West Walnut Avenue at a much higher rate of speed compared to other vehicles. Following this vehicle was a white Ram pickup truck that was also going at a high rate of speed. It was quickly apparent that these two vehicles were racing each other. Due to this reckless behavior, [I] then pulled out and attempted to catch up to these two vehicles to attempt a traffic stop. Once [I] pulled out, [I] observed these two vehicles still traveling west on West Walnut Avenue. [I] then watched them as [I] sped up to catch up to them. Once [I] was closed, my distance on both vehicles near Market Street [I] observed both vehicles change lanes suddenly and with no regard for safety. [I] then initiated a traffic stop on both vehicles using my emergency blue lights. The Ram truck then pulled over at the beginning of the I-75 south entrance ramp. The Ford Mustang kept going down the entrance ramp and eventually stopped near the end of the ramp.” Officer Selby detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from the Ford Mustang driver, identified as Sean Tyler Boo Boo Huffman, 24, of Longview, Texas, breath. Sean was then placed under arrest for racing, reckless driving, and too fast for conditions. Officer Selby reported, “While searching Sean away from my vehicle, [I] could still smell an odor of alcohol coming from his person. While searching, Sean the driver of the Ram pickup truck, identified as Joshua Taylor Huffman of Texas, approached me and began asking what was going on. He then informed me that he was the driver of the white Ram pickup truck. [I] had to give several verbal commands for Joshua to back up.” Officer Johnson arrived on the scene and placed Joshua under arrest as well for racing, reckless driving, and too fast for conditions. Sean refused the state test. Sean was booked into the Whitfield County Jail, charged with racing, DUI less safe, reckless driving, and too fast for conditions. Joshua was charged with racing, reckless driving, and too fast for conditions.

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