Five people were arrested as a result of a March 4 Gwinnett County Police Department DUI Task Force checkpoint on Braselton Highway near Enclave Mill Court.
During the checkpoint, all vehicles traveling northbound on Braselton Highway were stopped. The purpose of the checkpoint was to verify drivers were licensed, using seatbelts and not impaired.
The following individuals were charged during the checkpoint:
- Sung Fike, 19, of Buford, was charged with DUI and underage possession of alcohol. Fike was screened after an officer noticed a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from Fike’s vehicle. According to the police report, Fike displayed manifestations characteristic of someone under the influence of alcohol. A breath alcohol sample was positive.
- Brittany Oxley, 23, of Auburn, was charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and driving without license in possession. Officers investigated Oxley after noticing a strong odor of burnt marijuana emanating from Oxley’s vehicle.
- Earl Altman, 42, of Hoschton, was charged with DUI. Altman reportedly admitted having “three wines.” During field sobriety tests, Altman allegedly declined to continue saying, “I appreciate it, but go ahead and take me.” The Intoxilyzer results indicated a breath alcohol concentration of .162 grams, more than twice the legal limit.
- Seth Burgmeier, 19, of Norcross, was charged with DUI – drugs. Burgmeier attracted attention after his reaction time when asked for his license was “noticeably slower than normal.” The officer noticed Burgmeier’s pupils were dilated. Burgmeier reportedly exited his vehicle in a “slow and unsteady” manner. Burgmeier denied using any illegal substances, but the officer determined he was under the influence due to his performance during the field sobriety tests. After Burgmeier was placed under arrest, a passenger advised one of the officers that he and Burgmeier had been smoking “Majesty” through an apple they were using as a pipe. The package of “Majesty,” a synthetic marijuana-type substance marketed as incense, was labeled as not intended for human consumption according to the police report.
- Stephen Andrew, 29, of Auburn, was charged with DUI. According to the arrest report, Andrew displayed manifestations “to indicate the driver was under the influence.”