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Incident Reports: Driver arrested for allegedly traveling 116 mph
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According to incident reports filed by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office between June 29 and July 6, as many as 130 citations or arrests were made for more than 28 different charges and offenses.

Those charges include:

  •      Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol: 26 charges
  •      Failure to Maintain Lane: 17 charges
  •      Possession of open alcohol container: 7 charges
  •      Theft by taking: 7 charges
  •      Possession of marijuana: 6 charges
  •      Possession of methamphetamine: 6 charges
  •      Speeding: 4 charges
  •      Theft Entering Auto: 4 charges
  •      Possession of drug-related objects: 4 charges
  •      Theft by shoplifting: 3 charges

Other charges reported include: trafficking in cocaine, strong arm robbery, criminal trespass, making terroristic threats and acts, simple assault, fraud, disorderly conduct, underage possession of alcohol, theft by conversion, hit and run, driving too fast for conditions, failure to report striking a fixed object, driving without a license, failure to use seatbelts, following too closely and operating a vehicle without lights.

DUI driver arrested for traveling 116 mph in a 55 zone

On June 30, at about 1 a.m. Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped a driver allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed on Ga. 400, and subsequently arrested that driver for driving under the influence and traveling nearly 70 mph over the posted speed limit.

According to a sheriff’s office incident report filed on June 6, the driver was clocked traveling 116 mph in a 55 mph construction zone in the area of Ga. 400 and Shiloh Road. The report states that when the driver was stopped, a deputy noticed that smoke was “billowing from under the vehicle” and a light-to-moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage was coming from the driver.

The driver allegedly told a deputy that he was coming from a “Yacht party in Gainesville” and could not offer a valid explanation for why he was traveling so fast.

“At the conclusion of [field sobriety evaluations], I placed [the driver] under arrest for driving under the influence,” the report states.

The driver was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding in a construction zone and was booked into the Forsyth County Jail.

Man arrested for “large amount” of marijuana

Authorities arrested an Alpharetta man after a “large amount” of marijuana was allegedly found in his car during a traffic stop in south Forsyth.

According to an incident report filed July 1, 2018, at about 10 p.m. deputies stopped a vehicle that had no working tag light off of Atlanta Highway in south Forsyth.

“The driver of the vehicle put the car in park immediately and lunged toward the passenger side of the vehicle, I was unable to see what they were doing,” the report states. “As I was approaching the vehicle I could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the opened passenger window.”

When confronted about the smell of marijuana, the driver allegedly stated that “the car smelled that way when he bought it and he doesn’t drive it that much” and that if there was any marijuana left in the vehicle it wasn’t his.

Upon searching the vehicle deputies allegedly found a baggie of marijuana weighing more than an ounce and multiple drug-related objects.

The driver was then arrested, charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug-related objects and a tag light violation, and was taken to the Forsyth County Jail.

Alleged hit and run driver arrested after fleeing into woods

On July 4, deputies investigated a hit-and-run wreck and later found that one male suspect had fled the scene, abandoned his vehicle and fled into woods in north Forsyth.

According to incident reports filed July 4 by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to Matt Highway and Hubert Martin Road and found that a Ford F-150 pickup had allegedly rear-ended another vehicle before leaving the scene.

While deputies were on the scene of the wreck, the F-150 was allegedly located disabled in a nearby neighborhood. In the neighborhood, a witness told deputies that he saw the driver of the vehicle “gathering his belongings then proceed to walk into the woods.”

When the registered owner of the F-150 was found, he told deputies that his son should be driving the vehicle and that the son had called earlier asking to be picked up from John Burruss Road, “but would not state why.”

Later at the suspect’s residence, when confronted by deputies, the suspect allegedly confessed to rear-ending the vehicle.

The suspect was arrested for hit and run, failure to report striking a fixed object and following too closely and was booked at the Forsyth County Jail.