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Man Arrested For Two DUIs This Week; Admits He’s An Alcoholic

A 63-year-old Trion man was arrested twice for driving while intoxicated on Friday and Saturday, according to Chattooga County Jail reports.

Summerville Police Officer Phillip Cox arrested William River Emanuel first. The following day Georgia State Patrolman Stan Smith caught Emanuel again for allegedly driving drunk.

Emanuel’s first encounter with law enforcement started around 1 p.m. Friday when callers noticed a white 1992 Ford F-150 driving recklessly. He stopped on Commerce Street in front of the Subway Restaurant. He claims he stopped to “throw up,” according to a police report.

Officer Cox started performing field sobriety tests and said there were enough clues indicating Emanuel was intoxicated. The cop then tested Emanuel’s breath for alcohol with the use of an Alco-Sensor test.

“[Emanuel] asked what he blew. I advised him .21-plus (more than twice the legal limit). [Emanuel] stated that he usually blew a .28. I said you must drink often and he replied, ‘I’m an alcoholic,'” Officer Cox stated.

He was then jailed for DUI.

The next day, around 3:05 p.m., Trooper Smith allegedly observed Emanuel driving intoxicated again. The trooper arrested Emanuel for DUI, failure to maintain a single lane and a seatbelt violation, according to jail records.


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