By Leah Banks
PEACHTREE CITY —
The Peachtree City Police had a busy weekend two weeks ago when officers conducted five separate arrests that involved the offenders driving under the influence (DUI).
The first arrest came on Saturday at 2:23 a.m. when officers responded to the area of Highway 54 in reference to assisting with a traffic stop.
According to the report, officers met at the traffic stop and decided they would investigate further.
The driver, who was later identified as Michael A. McHenry, 25, was subsequently arrested for DUI and was transported to Fayette County Jail.
In a separate incident in the same day at 2:28 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Spear Road and Robinson Road on a gray Honda Accord for failure to maintain lane.
According to the report, an investigation followed the stop and the driver, 29-year-old Patrick M. Medeiros, was placed under arrest for DUI.
Medeiros refused to take the intoxication test, also known as the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) test and was transported to Fayette County Jail after being charged with failure to maintain lane/improper lane change and DUI.
In a third, unrelated incident at 3:26 a.m., officers responded to 976 Crosstown Drive due to a call about suspicious activity.
When the officer arrived on scene, they made contact with a female that was observed driving her vehicle around the business repeatedly.
According to the report, the driver, who was later identified as Kellikisha K. Leatherman, 49, had all signs/indicators of someone who was under the influence of alcohol.
After a preliminary investigation on scene, officers determined that Leatherman was operating the vehicle in the parking lot of the business while under the influence of alcohol.
Leatherman was transported to Fayette County Jail and was charged with DUI and open container.
The following day, officers responded to two more DUI-related incidences.
The first incident that Sunday took place at 1:42 a.m. on Highway 54 at Peachtree Parkway when officers conducted a traffic stop on a dark sedan. Officers were responding to a call about the sedan having multiple traffic violations.
During the traffic stop, the driver, 32-year-old Pablo A. Algarate, was found to be operating the vehicle while being under the influence of alcohol.
Algarate was placed under arrest on the charges of DUI and obedience to traffic control devices requested.
In a second, unrelated arrest on Sunday, officers responded to the area of Highway 54 and Northlake Drive at 4:29 a.m. in regard to a traffic stop.
According to reports, the officers stopped a tan Chevrolet Equinox for speeding. When the officer pulled the vehicle over, he exited the patrol car and approached the driver’s side window of the vehicle.
When the officer was speaking with the driver, Mehamed K. Gomez, 31, he smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person.
Following that recognition, Gomez was subsequently arrested for DUI and transported to Fayette County Jail.