Unlicensed drunk driver thanks Catoosa County deputy for stopping him during traffic stop on I-75

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On February 26, 2023, at 1:48 hours AM, Lieutenant Cantrell was traveling northbound Interstate 75 at exit 350 behind a maroon 2002 Chevy Astro van. The van failed to maintain a single lane of travel multiple times and then completed an improper lane change from the center lane to the slow lane and almost struck a vehicle already occupying that lane. According to the report, “Lieutenant Cantrell conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver (Angel Pablo Calmo, 28), and as he rolled his window down, Lt. Cantrell could smell a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from inside the vehicle. Before Lt. Cantrell could advise the driver of the reason for the stop, he interrupted and stated, “I am drunk”. Lt. Cantrell then asked Calmo what he meant by the statement that he was drunk, and he stated he had recently had 7 or 8 Modelos, and this made him too drunk to drive. He then went on to thank Lt. Cantrell for stopping him, stating he really was too drunk to be driving. Lt. Cantrell then asked Calmo if he would submit to some field sobriety testing, which he refused, stating he knows he is too drunk.” Calmo showed a BAC of .137 on a PBT. Calmo was placed under arrest for DUI. Calmo was booked into the Catoosa County Jail, and charged with DUI, failing to maintain a single lane, and driving without a valid license.

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