A drunk golf cart driver allegedly struck and injured a woman and her husband while tending to a utility trailer at a residence on Crimson King Dr.
James Patrick Reuter, 44, 2455 Red Wine Oak Dr., Braselton, has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and grievous vehicular injury.
According to a Braselton police arrest report, the man and his wife were tying furniture to the utility trailer when Reuters drove towards them on the cart. The woman, who saw Reuter for the first time, tried to move but was reportedly punched and thrown. The dolly then rolled up the trailer and allegedly hit the man in the back, pushing his chest against the furniture in the trailer.
Both were treated by EMS while an officer spoke to Reuter, who allegedly showed ‘obvious’ signs of impairment. Reuter said he was unsure how much alcohol he had consumed. He reportedly refused a field sobriety test and was later taken into custody.
Other recent arrests reported to Braselton police include:
• Caleb Raphael Adams, 24, 7083 Grand Hickory Dr., Braselton — possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Adams was arrested after being identified as a convicted felon and was reportedly found in possession of a gun in his vehicle. He was approached by officers after his vehicle was seen parked at an intersection with the back-up lights on, according to the arrest report. Adams was reportedly passed out in the driver’s seat. He told the officers he was on medication and the gun was not his. A check by dispatch confirmed that Adams was a convicted felon, according to the arrest report.
• Sanford Ros Jackson, 38, 186 Fairlane Dr., Jefferson – failure to maintain lane, duty in collision with unattended vehicle, duty to report injury crash, obstruction of highways or streets, open container, distracted driver and hit-and-run Course. Jackson was arrested after he apparently destroyed his vehicle on I-85 and left the scene. Open beer cans were found in the vehicle, according to the arrest report. Jefferson Police later located him at his Jefferson residence and Braselton officers responded to that address. Jackson told police he destroyed his vehicle while looking at his dog in the vehicle. He said he left the vehicle to search for his dog, which had fled the scene. Jackson admitted to having consumed four beers, according to the report. Jackson was arrested on multiple counts, but not DUI due to a blood kit issue. Hospital staff reportedly said they could not take a blood sample due to an already opened blood kit provided by the police. Staff said they could not perform the draw despite the kit being opened inside the hospital by an officer while being recorded by a body camera.
Recent incidents reported by Braselton Police include:
• Item found on Yvette Way where a man said his vehicle tag may have been stolen.
• Traffic stop on I-85 North where a motorist was cited for possession of marijuana (less than one ounce) after being pulled over for speeding. The vehicle was searched after apparently smelling marijuana. The substance was found inside a Yeti container, according to the incident report. The driver was also cited for speeding.
• Domestic disturbances on Bordeaux Way where a woman said a man living with her was trying to kill her. The woman said the man came home drunk and angry, told her to leave because his wife was coming, then kicked and choked her. The woman asked to be transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton, but reportedly had no signs of injury after being examined by EMS. The man said he had no physical contact with the woman. No signs of a struggle were seen in the home, according to the incident report. No arrests have been made due to conflicting statements and no signs of injury.
• domestic disturbance on the highway. 124 where a man and a woman allegedly had a verbal argument and threw luggage out of their vehicle.