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RHPD reports: Couple's fighting leads to police presence
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From Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

 Matter of record: An officer was sent to White Oak subdivision around 10:45 p.m. Sept. 22 “regarding a female being reportedly kicked out of a vehicle by her husband.”

The officer found the woman “staggering down Chestnut Oak Drive,” the report said. “In speaking with (her), it became apparent that she was intoxicated by her slurred speech and lack of balance while she walked.”

The woman told the officer “that she and her husband were driving home from Tybee Island when her husband became belligerent and kicked her out of the vehicle. She indicated that she was unsure why he was angry but that after she got out, he drove to their residence,” the report said.

The officer escorted the woman home and then talked to her husband.

“He explained that he was driving them home from Tybee when (she) became belligerent in the vehicle. Not wanting to listen to her bantering, he told her to get out of the vehicle.

Once she did, he left her near Blue Oak Drive and drove home.”

The two said they’d stay civil for the rest of the night, the report said.

Matter of record: An officer stopped at the light at the intersection of highways 17 and 144 around 10:20 p.m. Sept. 22 saw a car leave the Enmarket and turn left onto Highway 17 headed the wrong way. The officer turned on his emergency lights and got in front of the vehicle, then conducted a traffic stop. It was clear the driver was having difficulty figuring out where he was and how to get the car in park. Once the driver managed to get back to the parking lot, the officer got his driver’s license and talked to the man.

“(The man) told me that he was from Fitzgerald, Georgia, and was trying to get back there. However, (he) did not know where he was and seemed surprised when I told him he was near Savannah.” The man didn’t know where he was or where he’d been, he just wanted to go home.

Bryan County EMS arrived and checked the man out. He didn’t know what month or year it was “and did not know the current President.”

Dispatchers in Ben Hill County couldn’t find anyone at the man’s home to contact, but “after a considerable amount of time searching social media, we were able to track down a friend of (the man’s) son-in-law, and called the friend.”

The friend said the man’s son-in-law and daughter were out of the country, but he’d try to get hold of them and let them know what was going on. The driver was taken to Memorial Hospital by EMS to get checked out. The car was left in the parking lot until someone could come pick it up.

Speeding, no license: An officer running radar on I-95 near mile marker 90 around 1:30 a.m. Sept. 23 clocked a Nissan 370-Z heading south at 97 mph.

He pulled the car over and found the driver, an Orlando man, didn’t have a license. He also didn’t speak fluent English. He was arrested. The passenger was the man who had leased the car. “he advised he knew (the driver) did not have a license but allowed him to drive to him being tired.”

He was cited and the car was released to him. The driver was taken to Bryan County Jail.

 Speeding, reckless driving: Around 3:35 a.m. Sept. 26 on I-95 an officer clocked a northbound black car going 106 mph near mile marker 87 and drifting between lanes. A mile later, the officer was able to stop the car. The driver said he was tired and had to be at Hunter Army Airfield.

After checking the man’s license through dispatch, the officer went back to the car.

“When I got to the driver’s window, (the man) was found to be asleep behind the wheel.”

The man was woken up and arrested. He was taken to Love’s Truck Stop and released to MPs. His car was impounded.

Drugs, etc: An officer headed west on Highway 144 near Brisbon Road around 11:10 p.m. Sept. 26 saw the car in front of him begin to drift from the westbound lane to the eastbound lane, then back, nearly hitting another car.

He pulled the car over.

The driver, a 21-year-old, had “sluggish and slurred” speech, and “droopy” eyes.

There also was a 20-year-old in the passenger seat “who was slumped over and appeared to be sleeping.”

The driver said he’d been at work and was tired, and he was trying to get his friend home “because he was ‘messed up.’” The driver submitted to a breath test which showed he hadn’t been drinking, but “I still believed he was under the influence of an unknown narcotic and requested a state trooper from the state patrol to assist with the stop.” The trooper arrived a short time later and while he conducted a field sobriety test the RHPD officer checked the passenger, who didn’t respond. “Suspecting some type of medical emergency might be taking place, I gave him several brief sternum rubs which caused a brief response. At this time I requested Bryan County EMS on scene.”

Once EMS arrived and began tending to the passenger, the officer spotted a pill in the driver’s seat with XANAX written on it. “A short time later, EMS personnel would advise me that (the passenger’s) vital signs were all within normal ranges.”

Still, the passenger was still having trouble standing and his speech was slurred.

The officer then asked the driver if he had a prescription for Alprazolam, and he said he didn’t. The GSP trooper arrested the driver for DUI. The officer asked the passenger if he had a prescription, and he didn’t and didn’t “claim responsibility for it.”

The officer went back to read the driver, now in the back of a patrol car, his Miranda rights.

“While reading it to him, he made the claim that his attorney was ‘going to (bleep) on your (bleeping) whole bum-“bleep) Richmond Hill ((bleep) PD,” and that his attorney was going to going to have a ‘field day with your (bleep).’” “(The driver) did indicate however that he understood his rights and when asked if the Alprazolam was his, he denied ownership.”

The passenger was also charged. The officer found four more pills labeled XANAX. They were collected as evidence. The car was towed.

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