LPD Reports: 64-year-old man charged with DUI after crashing into beverage store

The Loganville Police Department reported the following incidents for the period Jan. 2 – 12, 2020. Please note an arrest or charge does not constitute a conviction.

Jan. 2

A 39-year-old Chicago man was charged with shoplifting, less than $500, after he was seen skip scanning items at the self-checkout at Walmart. He initially told the police officer that he had paid for everything, but when told they would check receipts against the items in his possession, he confessed to not paying for everything. He was arrested and transported to Walton County Jail.

Jan. 8

A 44-year-old Grayson woman was charged with a second offense driving under the influence – alcohol less safe, failure to stop for a traffic signal and for striking a fixed object after police were called to Walmart regarding a possible drunk driver. The woman had reported for work and appeared to be intoxicated for most of the day. She had left her employment, gone to her vehicle and refused assistance. Police located the vehicle on the road and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driver, however, continued – driving erratically and crossing the center line – until she hit a curb causing the passenger side tires to blow out. She kept the doors locked initially and then refused to get out when she did eventually unlock it. She refused the blood alcohol test and was eventually arrested and transported to Walton County jail. Police allegedly located a liquid smelling like alcohol in a mango fruit juice container.

Jan. 9

A 28-year-old Grayson man was charged with shoplifting less than $500 after he was surveilled removing items from the shelves and then placing lower value bar codes before checking out for .97 cents. He then proceeded to the service desk and allegedly attempted to fraudulently return some items. Since this was the fourth time he’d been observed attempting the same scheme, he was arrested and charged with theft by shoplifting. He was released on a copy of his citation.

Jan. 10

A 52-year-old Atlanta man was charged with expired registration and no insurance and a passenger was charged with possession of marijuana after his vehicle registered on the tag reader for no registration and insurance. A gun was also located in the vehicle along with the marijuana and the items were placed into evidence for safekeeping. The two were released on a copy of the citations and the vehicle was towed by Ted Whitlock.

A 39-year-old Loganville woman was arrested charged with no insurance, driving with a suspended tag, striking a fixed object and failure to maintain lane after she was seen striking a mailbox on Pecan Street and failing to stop. Following a call to 911, police followed the motorist and ran a check on her tag, insurance and license. Her vehicle was towed and she was arrested.

A 64-year-old Conyers man was charged with driving under the influence – alcohol less safe and open container violation after the driver ran into the building while attempting to park at Legacy Beverage Center. He allegedly confessed to drinking a bottle of McCormick Vodka the night before and an empty bottle of McCormick Vodka was locatedonn the floor of the vehicle. He allegedly tested at .234 and .227 on the also-sensor. The vehicle was towed and an officer gave the subject a ride home.

A 43-year-old Snellville woman was charged with shoplifting less than $500 after she was seen allegedly placing lower item barcodes on some of her goods before scanning them and skip scanning others. She was criminally trespassed from Walmart and then released on a copy of the citation.

Jan. 11

A 26-year-old Loganville man was charged with lighted headlights violence, driving while license suspended and picked up on an outstanding warrant after being seen driving without headlights on.

Jan. 12

A 28-year-old Monroe woman was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injury/damage, failure to yield while turning left and open container violation following a collision at the intersection of Georgia 10 and 81 in Loganville. Witnesses reported that the vehicle that left the scene had a blown tire on the passenger side and it was subsequently located in front of a home on Towler Drive. The officer reported a smell of alcohol on the driver after she was located inside one of the homes. She also reportedly appeared to be asleep while standing up during questioning. A blood alcohol kit was performed at Piedmont Walton and she was subsequently charged with the violations.

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