The Blotter: No air

Sir, why is there vomit on the floor of the driver seat?

Blotter Tray5Tray Butler/CL file
When an Atlanta cop was dispatched to a reckless driver call in Bankhead, the officer found himself staring at an apparently-abandoned and out-of-commission 1994 Ford Escort. Upon further inspection, however, the policeman noticed a seemingly intoxicated man "attempting to inflate his low tire," according to incident report.

Asked if he was drunk, the tire-pumper denied. Yet the officer deduced the man was "attempting to inflate his tire that appeared to be damaged to the point where the tire will not hold air," the report states.

The pumper, who the officer determined to be the only possible driver of the vehicle, also declined to admit he was toting any contraband that police should be concerned with. His car was found to contain a grinder, "an instrument to break up marijuana to make it easier to smoke," as the report defined it.

The alleged driver was also busted with a bottle of Yuengling. Plus, while investigating the Ford, the officer's nose led him to a stinky batch of bile that had been vomited on the floor of the driver's seat.

The probably-drunken gearhead headed to jail for charges of driving under the influence, open container, and he was even pinned with a pot possession charge for some grass stuffed in the driver-side door.

More By This Writer


Thursday June 7, 2018 12:25 pm EDT
Mammal Gallery and Eyedrum face the end of an era | more...


Monday February 26, 2018 10:15 am EST
"We're faced with a challenge posed by a city developing too quickly" | more...


Tuesday February 6, 2018 07:35 pm EST
Eyedrum, Murmur, and Mammal Gallery must move events during safety review | more...


Thursday February 1, 2018 02:00 pm EST
Can Atlanta’s arts communities survive and thrive in an area primed for drastic change? | more...


Tuesday January 16, 2018 02:58 pm EST
Anti-Trump groups rallied at Sen. Perdue's Buckhead office to call foul on his denial of 'shithole' remark | more...
Search for more by Sean Keenan

The Blotter

COVID Updates
Latest News
Current Issue