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Intoxicated Driver Passes Out In The Middle Of The Highway

A 26-year-old Gore man was arrested on A DUI charge after cops found him asleep in the middle of the westbound lane of Hwy. 48, according to Chattooga County Sheriff’s reports.

Cops were dispatched to near the Menlo Barn Dance around 4:44 a.m. Sunday when others noticed a white 2011 Ford F-150 in the roadway.

Upon approaching the vehicle on the passenger side, I observed a white male subject passed out in the driver seat with the keys in the ignition. I observed an almost empty bottle of Evan Williams in the front passenger seat,” Deputy Thomas Sainthill stated.

The driver was identified as Graham Thomas Turkett,  of 2990 Farmersville Road.

Mr. Turkett appeared to be confused as to where he was and what was going on,” Deputy Sainthill stated.

Graham was arrested for DUI, improper stopping in the roadway and violation of Georgia’s open container law, according to incident reports.

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