In an incident report recently released by the Georgia State Patrol Post an early morning traffic stop lead to the arrest of a Summerville man for a DUI.
According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, on January 9th, 2021, GSP Corporal Mitchell was patrolling near the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Trion, GA. The trooper observed Chevrolet Tahoe with GA tag on the solid white line a couple of times along with speeding as the radar showed the vehicle doing 56 in a 45. The trooper spoke with the driver, Jacob Hayden Burdick, 24, of Summerville, and asked him for his license. Corporal Mitchell reported, “[I] observed Mr. Burdick’s eyes to be watery and bloodshot. [I] observed three other passengers in the vehicle, so [I] asked Mr. Burdick to step to the back of the vehicle. [I] spoke with Mr. Burdick and asked him if he had been drinking any alcoholic drinks this evening. Mr. Burdick advised that he had drunk three 16 ounces Modelo beers, approximately 45 minutes prior to the stop, in Chattanooga.” Burdick declined to do a Alco-Sensor test, however he did, agree to perform some field sobriety tests. Burdick failed the field sobriety tests and after refusing the Georgia Implied Consent Notice to submit to the State-administered chemical test of his blood, was placed under arrest. Burdick was booked into the jail charged with speeding, failure to maintain lane, and DUI-less safe, and the passengers had to arrange for other rides.