Football Leads to Busy Weekend for Cops
The Georgia-Georgia Southern weekend is always a popular one in the state, especially among college students and fans of collegiate sports. The big game is not without its after-parties and celebrations, and this year was no different. According to the Athens-Clarke County police blotter, the following calls took place after the game.
- A 22-year-old Watkinsville man was placed under arrest for driving under the influence and improper backing. It was reported that the man was unable to walk and turn and told police that he was drunk after being asked to perform a field sobriety test. It is not known whether the man was given a bond or was released on his own recognizance. He or his legal representative will appear in court in the near future.
- Just after 1:30 in the afternoon, a police officer observe a man who was seemingly getting ready to urinate against a wall near Flanagan’s bar. The officer turned on his body cam just in time to tape the man urinating in public. The 18-year-old was issued citations for urinating in public and underage consumption. The officer also noted that when asked for his identification, the man said someone inside the bar was holding it for him. The officer reported clearly seeing the wallet protruding from the man’s front pocket.
- Shortly before 1:00 a.m., a police officer was traveling on Williams Street. A black pickup truck pulled out in front of the officer, causing him to slam on his brakes. Not surprisingly, the officer followed the truck, observing it to weave in and out of its lane, ride the curb, and drive through bushes near the sidewalk. The officer initiated a traffic stop and saw an open can of beer in the vehicle. The driver denied having had anything to drink, but eventually fessed up. The man complied to a field sobriety test that he did not pass. He was arrested for driving under the influence.