Just after 3:30 a.m. on Jan. 18, Gwinnett County Police were advised to be on the lookout for a possible drunk driver on 316 westbound near Harbins Road. The caller advised the vehicle was "all over the roadway" and traveling approximately 90 mph. The 911 caller continued to follow the vehicle and notified police when the suspected drunk driver pulled into the QT on Winder Highway at 316.
Upon making contact with the driver -- later identified as Rick Peck, 21, of Marietta -- the officer noticed a strong odor of alcoholic beverage. The officer informed Peck of the reason for the stop and explained a 911 caller had complained about Peck's erratic driving. Peck "seemed puzzled" by the explanation and said he had been looking at his phone frequently because he did not know where he was going.
Peck, according to the report, said he had been at a party in Athens and was on his way home to Marietta. When asked how much alcohol he had consumed, Peck reportedly replied, "Ahhh 4, 5, 6, 7, I stopped counting."
Due to observed physical manifestations of intoxication and his performance on field sobriety tests, Peck was placed under arrest for DUI. The results of the state administered breath test indicated blood alcohol concentration results of .085 and .086 grams.
Peck was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail on charges of DUI, operating a vehicle while text messaging and improper name and address. He was released from jail two days later on his own recognizance.
- Authorities in Neighboring County Issue Alert Regarding Black Pickup Truck Following Children
- Trickery at Taco Bell Ends in Theft
- Teen Driver Crashes Through Fence, Overturns Vehicle on Way to School
- Man Arrested After Nearly Crashing Into Patrol Car
- Student Says Stranger Attempted to Grab Her on Trail Near Mill Creek High School
- Thief Goes on Spending Spree With Credit Card Stolen out of Dacula Gym Locker