Citizen Complaints Lead to Drunk Man's Arrest in Parking Lot
On Aug. 14 a Johns Creek Police officer responded to a shopping center on Jones Bridge Road in reference to a male acting suspiciously. The man darted in front of the officer's vehicle and ignored the officer's request for him to stop walking across the parking lot.
The officer stated in the police report that the man was unsteady on his feet, had bloodshot and watery eyes, seemed very sleepy and smelled of alcohol. The officer told the man that police had received calls from concerned citizens regarding his odd behavior. Due to the man's highly intoxicated state, the officer had paramedics come to the scene to check on him. One of the paramedics told police that he had transported the man to Emory Johns Creek earlier in the week due to a similar incident. The man declined any medical attention this time and signed a waiver.
The officer stated that due to recent incidents in which the Fulton County Jail had refused to accept suspects based solely on being intoxicated, he decided to transport him to the residence he had recently been staying in.
The man, a 25-year-old from Florida, was charged with disorderly conduct.
Disorderly Conduct Arrest Ends With Fist Bump
On Aug. 18 a Johns Creek Police officer was on patrol on State Bridge Road when he saw a male sitting on the curb in front of the QT. The man appeared agitated and had a scuffed elbow.
The officer approached him to check on his well-being, and the man stated he was waiting on his car keys. The officer stated that he could smell alcohol on the man and that he appeared very intoxicated. The officer asked the man how he got the cut on his elbow, and he stood up and walked into the QT.
The officer told the man he was not free to go and asked him to exit the store. The man got out his cell phone and said he was calling his dad. The officer told the man to get off the phone, but he continued using it. The officer took the phone, and the man suggested the officer take him home, which the officer said he would not do.
The man then stated that he would walk home, and the officer told him he could not allow him to walk home intoxicated. The man walked to the officer's car, and the officer went to arrest him. The man tried to get away, but the officer and another officer placed him on the ground for control.
Once in handcuffs the man became very apologetic. The officer placed him in the patrol car. The officer began typing on the computer in his car while it was idling, and the man told the officer that he should not text while driving and should not be on the computer when his keys were in the ignition.
The officer transported the man, a 25-year-old Johns Creek resident, to the Alpharetta jail without incident, and charged him with disorderly conduct. Before the officer left, the man apologized to him, told the officer he respected what he did and gave him a fist bump.