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BCSO blotter: Wrong way driver stopped before he killed someone
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From Bryan County Sheriff ’s Office reports: 

DUI, wrong way, etc: Liberty County authorities contacted Bryan County dispatch around 3:14 a.m. Feb. 12 to report “a driver driving on the wrong side of the road … last seen on Highway 17 traveling north on the southbound lanes leaving Liberty County,” and that a Liberty County deputy had pulled the vehicle over near Carter Town Road in Bryan County.

He said the driver told him he was headed to Hinesville “which is the direction he was driving from,” and his car smelled of alcohol. The 45 year old man also had trouble standing and told deputies he liked “dark liquor,” at some point during the traffic stop. Once he was arrested by Bryan deputies the man wanted to fight, etc. He was taken to jail, where he also wanted to fight. He faces a number of charges. His car was towed.

Welfare check: An Uber driver called 911 around 9:20 p.m. Feb. 12 because “an elderly couple that he had just dropped off at their (Buckhead South) home due to their heavy intoxication and (because) both fell on the ground before entering the home.” A deputy checked on them and they were deemed OK enough to go home from there.

Domestic dispute: Deputies were sent to a Highway 204 address around 7:26 p.m. Feb. 12 regarding an argument.

The man said he and his wife got into an argument over another woman calling his phone, and the wife took his iPhone.

“(He) asked for his phone back, and (she) stated he would never find it,” the report said.

The husband didn’t want to press charges, but did want to the incident documented.

Verbal dispute: Deputies were sent to a Buckhead East address around 2 a.m. Feb. 12 regarding an argument. “Both parties agreed to separate for the night and talk it out tomorrow,” the report said, noting that neither person involved had been drinking. Instead, they “were just aggravated about an unknown subject.”

Simple battery: Deputies were sent to a South Bryan address around 8 p.m. Feb. 13 regarding a domestic disturbance involving some fighting where the complainant said her husband hit her in the face. She smelled of alcohol but didn’t have any injuries to “substantiate (her claim of) being struck in the face.” The complainant’s parents were also there, and the mother she photographed injuries caused by her daughter’s husband but they didn’t call 911.

The mother also said her daughter was bi-Polar and schizophrenic but had been taking her medication.

The deputy then spoke to the husband, who also seemed to be under the influence and smelled of alcohol. He said he didn’t remember what happened but also had injuries he said were caused by his wife during an argument days earlier, and that he was also suffering short term memory loss from injuries sustained in a four-wheeler accident.

At that point, the wife was detained, and while she was talking to deputies “(she) grew agitated and started speaking from two other personalities, identified (by their names). She mentioned how both were being harassed and other prior incidents involving her three personalities.”

At that point, the report said, it was clear the woman “had a mental crisis where she needed to be medically treated by a physician,” and after both she and her husband agreed, she was taken by EMS to a hospital.

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