Unlicensed driver arrested for DUI again after crashing down an embankment in Dalton

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, On November 17th, 2022, at 7:57 PM, Officer Greer was dispatched to a vehicle crash with unknown injuries. Officer Greer reported, “[I] began looking in the area, and [I] saw a vehicle down an embankment in tall weeds, bushes, and small trees. [I] advised dispatch that [I] had located a vehicle and began walking down to the vehicle. [I] observed a male subject move from the front seat of the car to the back seat and try to open the rear driver’s side door. The front and back driver’s side doors were blocked by small trees that would not allow the male subject to open the door enough to exit. As [I] got closer, [I] saw that the male had blood on his lips and left hand. [I] asked him if he was ok, and he replied that he did not speak English. [I] observed that his eyes were very red and glassy in appearance, and he seemed to lack coordination even while moving around in the back seat of the vehicle. The male subject, identified as Rafael Llauger Gonzalez, 39, of Dalton, did not wish to be transported to the hospital by EMS and signed a refusal. Officer Greer then asked Rafael for his identification, and after some time, the officer was able to communicate this to him enough for him to comply and give me his ID. The ID was a united States permanent resident card. Rafael advised that he did not have a driver’s license. During field sobriety testing, Rafael showed several signs of impairment and showed a BAC of .462 on a PBT. Rafael was then taken into custody for DUI driving under the influence. Rafael was transported to the Whitfield County Jail, where he showed a BAC of .372 on the state test. Rafael was booked and charged with DUI – alcohol, failure to maintain lane, driving without tag, and driving while unlicensed. According to Whitfield County arrest records, Rafael has previous arrests for DUI.

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