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BCSO blotter: Needing restroom break doesn't get man out of speeding ticket
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From Bryan County Sheriff’s Office reports: 

Speeding, reckless driving: A 37-year-old man was arrested after he was clocked going 113 mph in a Tesla on Highway 17 around 7:51 p.m. Sept. 1. The man told the deputy he was driving so fast because he needed to use the bathroom. He was taken to jail. 

Speeding, DUI-drugs, more: Deputies had to use the PIT maneuver to stop a 25-year-old man who drove his car at them on I-95 around $4:30 a.m. Jan. 2. The man at one point drove faster than 120 mph in his Toyota Corolla. Once the man’s car was stopped – it went counterclockwise into the woods near the 92 mile marker and then went into woods – the man was arrested and taken to the hospital.  

Aggressive driving: A Richmond Hill woman reported an aggressive driver Sept. 2 on Highway 144. She said the driver flipped her off when it passed her in the center lane. She gave deputies the tag number and it came back registered to a Hinesville woman.  

Warrant: A South Bryan man who reported Sept. 2 a pickup had gotten stuck in the ditch in front of his yard turned out to be wanted by the Richmond Hill Police Department for a number of driving offenses. The pickup had already been recovered by its owner by the time deputies arrived. The man was arrested.  

Civil matter: A deputy was sent Sept. 1 to a Buckhead address regarding neighbors disputing where a property line was. The complainant said his neighbors were cutting his trees and grass without his permission, and claimed their survey of the property was wrong so he was getting it surveyed himself. “(He) wanted the neighbors to stop messing with his yard and entering his property.” 

The neighbors told the deputy they sent the complainant a letter showing the property had been professionally surveyed and “they will maintain their side of their property line.(They) stated that (the complainant) still disagrees with the results and insists on claiming that the property where the bushes are planted is still his. 

The deputy told them it was a civil matter and they needed to take it court. They were also told how to check where the county had the property line drawn.   

Headlights, no license: A teen driving a Chrysler 300 west on Highway 280 without headlights shortly before 9 p.m. Sept. 2 was pulled over. He didn’t have a license, either. While the driver was being taken to a patrol car, someone else in the vehicle drove it off. The deputy didn’t give chase, and instead went to the Ellabell address the car was registered to, but the car wasn’t there.  The teen who was arrested said he didn’t know much about the person who drove the car off, and at the time of the report the deputy hadn’t been able to contact the car owner. The vehicle itself was listed as stolen.  

Matter of record: A deputy was sent Sept. 3 to a Buckhead address regarding “a verbal altercation.” The complainant said someone in a golf cart wouldn’t get over so she could pass and when she finally went around it the golf car driver “began cursing, throwing up the middle finger and making a scene.” The woman said she stopped, got out and “asked the driver what his issue was.” 

That led to an argument that continued “with both parties making their way into the parking lot of the pool.” 

The golf cart driver told the deputy the complainant “approached him at a high rate of speed,” and didn’t give him enough time to get over before pulling around and nearly hitting another vehicle head on. He said he threw his hands up and the complainant then stopped “and began yelling at him, calling names and cursing in front of his children.” He said he drove on to the parking lot and the complainant followed. 

The deputy noted, “Both parties were advised of the do’s and don’ts and how in the future conflict could be avoided.” 

DUI-multiple substances, open container, more: A 26-year-old North Carolina man driving a box truck south on I-95 was pulled over after a deputy followed it for “approximately two miles weaving all over the three southbound lanes,” a report said, noting the man “appeared dazed,” and “did admit to drinking a couple of drinks at an Appleby’s a few exits back.” The man was ultimately arrested and taken to jail.  

Matter of record: A Richmond Hill man reported Sept. 3 “he was doing yard work and some of the grass clippings got on the offenders yard. The offender came outside and began to yell obscenities at him and calling him racial slurs (note, the complainant was listed as white). Complainant advised he tried to smooth things over with the offender but instead he grabbed a handful of grass clippings, walked over to the complainant’s vehicle and dropped them onto the windshield.”
The deputy then talked to the offender, who said “he tried really hard to keep his yard clean and is tired of the neighbor cutting his grass into his yard. He denied calling names or placing grass on the windshield.” 

The complainant wanted a criminal trespass order, the report said. It was filled out and given to both men. 

 Sept. 1 

Criminal trespass: An Ellabell woman reported a man was trespassing on her property. 

DUI-Alcohol: A man was arrested on Olive Branch Road for driving a motorcycle drunk. The man had dropped the bike and was injured from that, and almost dropped it again when he pulled into a driveway. He blew a .111 on a preliminary breath test.  

Matter of record: Deputies took an Ellabell woman to Gateway and then to Memorial for a mental evaluation.   

Simple battery: Deputies arrested an Ellabell couple for getting in a fight.  

Simple battery: A deputy was sent to an Ellabell address for a domestic dispute in which a boyfriend slapped a woman and her child. 

 Sept. 2 

DUI-drugs, speeding, open container: A 38-year-old man pulled over for going 66 mph in a 45 mph zone flunked a field sobriety test. A deputy also found a 12 pack of Heineken in the back seat with 11 bottles missing and the missing one in the rear floor board. The man was taken to jail. 

Speeding: A man clocked going 105 mph on Highway 119 around 10 a.m. was arrested. He told the deputy a vehicle behind him was tailgating so he sped up to put distance between the two vehicles. He got a court a date in November.  

Damage to property: An Ellabell woman reported her plants were damaged.  

Suspended license, headlight: A 49-year-old man was arrested after he was pulled over for driving on Highway 280 around 8:16 p.m. with a headlight out and it was found his license had been suspended. He called his mom to come get the vehicle he was in.  

DUI-alcohol, speeding: A 25-year-old man was pulled over after his vehicle was clocked going 85 mph on I-16 around 11:20 p.m. The man showed signs of being drunk and refused to take a sobriety test and also asked for a lawyer. He was taken to jail. He was also charged with open container.  

DUI-alcohol, open container, more: A 33-year-old man was arrested in Pembroke after he was stopped for weaving. He was charged with DUI, no tag light, failing to maintain lane and open container.  

Warrant: A 58-year-old woman wanted in Chatham County was arrested on a warrant after she was stopped on Highway 80 because her tag showed she was wanted in Chatham for failing to appear in court.  

Sept. 3 

Speeding, suspended license: A 28-year-old man clocked going 83 mph on Highway 280 around 2:30 p.m. was pulled over. He smelled of “burnt marijuana,” according to a report, which noted a search of his vehicle turned up nothing. The man didn’t have a license, so he was cited and released with a court date.  

DUI-alcohol, no license, failure to maintain lane: A 28-year-old man was arrested after he ran off the road on I-95 around 2:12 a.m. and then failed a sobriety test. The deputy had to use an app to talk to the man, who only understood Spanish. 

Simple battery: A woman was arrested after a dispute over living expenses at a South Bryan address.  

Statutory rape: Deputies turned an allegation of statutory rape of a Bulloch County teen in Bryan County over to investigators.  

DUI-alcohol: A 32-year-old man who’d wrecked around 9:30 p.m. on Highway 280 was heavily intoxicated, according to the report. The case was handed over to Evans County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia State Patrol.  

Speeding, suspended license: An 18-year-old woman stopped for driving 70 mph on Highway 17 had a suspended license. The vehicle was towed, she was taken to jail. 

Sept. 4 

Matter of record: A Richmond Hill man said his girlfriend was harassing him and had been since they broke up. 

DUI-drugs, suspended license, speeding, more: A 57-year-old Savannah man was arrested after he was first clocked driving 70 mph in a Tahoe on Highway 17 and turned out to have a suspended license and a felony arrest warrant from Liberty County.  

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