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BCSO blotter: Woman stopped for driving 35 on 16 had ‘about 12 drinks’
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From Bryan County Sheriff ’s Office reports.

DUI-alcohol, more: A deputy driving east on I-16 around 2:40 a.m. Aug. 19 noticed “a purple in color SUV traveling in the right lane with two other cars behind it at a low rate of speed,” so he got over into the right lane and paced the car to determine how slow it was going. 

It was going 35 mph, five mph below the minimum speed limit on the interstate. With no hazard lights on. The deputy pulled the purple SUV over and talked to the 31-year-old driver, who said she didn’t have a license and handed the deputy a passport from Mexico. The woman smelled of alcohol and told the deputy she’d had “about 12 drinks.” She agreed to take a breath test and blew a .176, the report said. She was arrested, etc. 

DUI-drugs, failure to maintain lanes: A 57-year-old woman who was pulled over Aug. 19 on Highway 280 near the Hyundai Metaplant for failing to stay in her lane appeared to be under the influence of something.

The deputy noted the woman had “pinpoint pupils, red droopy eyelids and slow speech that at times was slurred.” She also “had dried ramen noodles all over her shirt that she appeared to not notice.”

She told the deputy she was going to “the industrial site,” and “was just being nosy,” the report said, and admitted to taking medications for anxiety and depression. She also was wearing a leg brace and said she’d been in an accident.

She failed a field sobriety test and was arrested and taken to jail.

Matter of record: A deputy was sent to a Highway 144 address on Aug. 21, where a woman said her neighbor “had placed a camera in their tree and was aiming it at her house.” The complainant showed the deputy the camera, which he saw “in the tree but was unable to determine exactly what the camera was pointing at due to the glare.”

The deputy then went next door and spoke to the woman, “who advised that it was a deer camera and was faced towards the fence to make sure there was no more damage to her fence. The deer camera was lowered so it wouldn’t appear that it was pointing at (the complainant’s) house.”

There was more. “(The woman) advised me that (the complainant) has a camera on the dock pointed at her house,” the report continued, adding, “After locating the camera it turned out to be a solar light.”

The complainant got a case number.

An earlier report from Aug. 18 noted the above neighbors have been involved in an ongoing dispute, including one neighbor “deliberately pointing a boombox directly at (the other’s) property and leaving as they know they will call the cops on them.” The complainant in that report wanted the latest incident documented so she could take it to court.

Theft: A man reported Aug. 18 he met with a woman on Facebook about buying a vehicle, and they agreed on a price and tp meet at his job in Richmond Hill to seal the deal.

“Victim advised that when the offender arrived she was driving the vehicle and a unknown male subject was in the passenger seat (and) exited the vehicle. Victim advised that the male subject advised he would handle the transaction for the offender, bill of sale and $2,250 was exchanged and they departed ways,” a report said.

“Victim advised that he took the provided paperwork to the tag office to apply for a title and register the vehicle and learned that Title Max in Savannah had a lien on the vehicle.” He called the title pawn company and they said the vehicle would have to be repoed and he could not legally register the vehicle. The man said he tried to contact the woman he’d bought the car from and was blocked.

He told BCSO he just wanted his money back but would press charges if he had to.

Simple battery: Deputies were sent to an Ellabell address around 1 a.m. Aug. 20 where a woman claimed she was assaulted by a 57-year-old woman.

The complainant said was asked “to come inside to sit with the owner of the residence, (complainant) tried to exit the RV parked at the residence and was attacked by (the 57-year old woman). (Complainant) stated that (the woman) bit her, smacked her, and pushed her.”

The complainant said she wanted to press charges. A deputy saw a cut on her wrist she claimed came from (the 57-year-old woman) biting her.” The deputy noted there were no teeth marks.

He then talked to the 57-year-old woman, who said when the complainant was asked to help the home owner, “something happened and tea was spilt all over her and the RV.” She denied having any physical contact with the complainant.

Warrant procedures through magistrate court were explained to the complainant.

Speeding: A 59-yearold man pulled over for driving 74 mph in a 55 mph zone near Highway 280 told the deputy “he did not have a driver’s license and therefore could not produce one,” and, to top things off, was recognized by the deputy from “a previous traffic stop … a few months back.” The man didn’t have a valid driver’s license then, either.

The man did have a warrant on him out of Chatham County for failing to show up to court. He was arrested.

Aug. 18 Matter of record: A deputy reported he hit “what appeared to be a black plastic box” on I-95 and damaged some of the trim on his patrol car.

Matter of record: A woman reported flood damage to a church thrift shop in Richmond Hill. The water came from an adjoining building, according to the report.

Speeding, no license, running a stop sign: A deputy spotted a car fail to stop at a stop sign at Highway 204 at Highway 280 and pulled the driver over. The driver, a 53-year-old Glennville man, didn’t have a license. He was cited and taken to jail for a court date.

Animal complaint: A South Bryan couple reported their dog scratched a food delivery driver.

Suspended license: A man was arrested for driving on a suspended license after a check of the tag on his vehicle while he was driving on Highway 280 showed it was suspended earlier in August due to his getting a DUI in June.

DUI-alcohol, parking in road: A deputy found a car parked on Highway 204 shortly before midnight Aug. 18 with its engine running and its running lights on. The 30-year-old driver was passed out behind the steering wheel and when woke up he was clearly intoxicated and had to be helped out of his seat belt.

The man, who was described as “very polite and respectful,” admitted to drinking beer earlier and also failed a portable breath test by blowing a .258. He was taken to jail.

Disorderly conduct: Deputies were sent to North Bryan address regarding a possible domestic where the woman said she didn’t feel safe with her boyfriend and he said she threatened to kick him out of the house and “called her son over to possibly fight him.” The couple agreed to separate for the night.

Unruly juvenile: A deputy was sent to a Richmond Hill subdivision pool regarding “an intoxicated juvenile.”

Aug. 19 No driver’s license: A deputy driving on Highway 17 near Belfast Keller around 10: p.m. saw a pickup towing a food trailer with the tag obscured and conducted a traffic stop. The driver didn’t have a driver’s license but did have an ID from Mexico. The passenger didn’t even. The driver was arrested and taken to jail.

Unruly juvenile: Deputies were sent to an Ellabell address regarding a kid who wouldn’t behave and had hit his mother.

Damage to property: A woman reported she was driving on Highway 280 near Highway 80 when a truck hit a rock and it hit her windshield, cracking it in the corner.

DUI-multiple substances: A 66-year-old driver stopped for failing to maintain his lane and reckless driving on I-95 was cited for DUI, reckless driving, open container, no insurance and no license after he failed a field sobriety test.

No license, failure to maintain lane: A 25-yearold driver pulled over for crossing the middle lane “multiple times” on Highway 280 didn’t have a license. He was taken to jail.

Civil matter: A deputy was sent to a gas station in Richmond Hill regarding a child custody issue.

Speeding, no license: A driver stopped on Highway 280 for driving 72 mph in a 55 mph zone didn’t have a license.

Civil matter: A North Bryan man reported his wife left him and took their children with her.

Suspicious incident: Deputies were sent to a Highway 17 address after a 911 hangup. There, a woman said she and her husband “were arguing because she was in the hospital and he did not come to see her and the residence was very messy.” The husband wasn’t at the home when deputies arrived “as it was stated he ‘does not like to talk to the police.’” There were no signs the incident was anything other than an argument.

DUI-drugs, obstruction, more: A 39-year-old man was charged with a number of offenses after was stopped for running the red light on Highway 17 at Highway 144 around 10:20 p.m. The man had to be pulled from the vehicle and smelled of burnt marijuana and alcohol. An open bottle of vodka was found in the car.

Aug. 20 Warrant: A deputy went to Liberty County to pick up a man wanted in Bryan County on a probation violation.

DUI-alcohol: A 23-year-old man driving a pickup was pulled over around 4 a.m. on I-95 for weaving. He was charged by a Georgia State Patrol trooper with DUI after he failed a field sobriety test.

DUI-drugs, suspended license, child endangerment: A 23-year-old South Carolina man clocked at some point before 11:30 a.m. for driving 84 mph on I-95 also had a suspended license and “smoked marijuana approximately one hour prior to being stopped.” He also had his 6-year-old daughter in the vehicle which was turned over to a relative after the man failed a field sobriety test, etc., and was arrested.

Speeding: A 20-yearold man was stopped and then arrested for driving 105 mph on Highway 280 near Ring Wall Road. The man told the deputy he was “going to his sister’s house to check on a baby.” The deputy told him there was “no reason to be traveling that fast.”

Speeding, suspended license: A 31-year-old man stopped for going 84 mph on I-95 turned out to be driving on a suspended license. He was taken to jail.

DUI-multiple substances: A 70-year-old woman was arrested after she was stopped for not obeying the move over law on I-95, smelled of alcohol and then failed a field sobriety test.

Deer collision: A man reported he hit a deer on Highway 144.

DUI-alcohol: A 41-year-old man pulled over for weaving on Highway 280 was charged with DUI and driving without a license.

Matter of record: A 25-year-old woman pulled over in Richmond Hill for driving an uninsured vehicle was allowed to get insurance, but not before it cost $200 in towing fees to release her vehicle.

Aug. 21 Domestic dispute: Deputies were asked to respond to a domestic dispute between an engaged couple in Richmond Hill.

Identity theft: A Richmond Hill man reported he was the victim of identity theft fraud on several financial accounts. He didn’t lose much money, however, but wanted to notify law enforcement of the attempts to steal money from his accounts.

Theft: A Pembroke man reported his utility trailer, a lawn mower, backpack leaf blower and other yard maintenance equipment was stolen while he want to Tybee Island for the weekend. The man said he suspected his soon-to-be ex wife knew something about it but wasn’t telling him.

Lost or mislaid property: An Ellabell woman reported her cell phone was missing or stolen.

Abandoned vehicle: A 2005 GMC Envoy left on I-16 was listed as abandoned and towed off the side of the interstate.

Abandoned vehicle: An abandoned 2012 GMC Acadia was towed off I-16.

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