Driver of Vehicle That Struck Home Reportedly Had Consumed Half a Bottle of Wine
Dacula man told police he was trying to change stations on his radio when he lost control of his vehicle.
The driver of a vehicle that struck a home on Vista Creek Drive in the Hamilton Mill subdivision of Dacula on Dec. 15 allegedly blamed the accident on a momentary distraction.
According to the Gwinnett County Police report, Steven Govedich, 52, of Dacula, said he was in the process of changing the station on his radio when he lost control of his vehicle. While speaking with Govedich, the GCPD officer noticed an odor of alcoholic beverage and asked Govedich if he had consumed any alcoholic beverages that evening. Govedich reportedly admitted having half a bottle of wine.
“The smell of an alcoholic beverage and the fact that Govedich lost control of his vehicle, drove it over a curb, through a yard, across a driveway and struck a house led me to believe that Govedich was driving under the influence of alcohol,” the officer wrote in the arrest report.
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Govedich agreed to participate in field sobriety tests and provided an alco sensor sample at the scene.
“Based on the evaluations, the reading of the alco sensor and the fact that Mr. Govedich lost control of his vehicle and ran into a house, he was arrested for DUI,” the officer wrote.
Govedich was transported to the Gwinnett County Jail where he took the state administered breath test. Both samples showed Govedich’s blood alcohol level was above the legal limit.
Govedich was cited for failure to maintain lane and driving while under the influence. He was released from jail later that day on a $2,074 bond.