A drunken late-night stroll ended with a trip to jail for a Dacula woman.
Police were called to a Whitehouse Road address on Jan. 1 in response to a disturbance call. Upon arrival, the officer met with a witness who said she was traveling on a nearby roadway when she saw a male and female struggling with each other. The woman said she initially thought the two were fighting, but subsequently realized the male was trying to keep the highly intoxicated female from wandering into the roadway.
The witness offered the female, later identified as 27-year-old Christina Dyson, a ride. The witness said Dyson was unable to provide clear directions and subsequently jumped out of the car and ran into the woods in the 2200 block of Whitehouse Road in Dacula. The male who had been with Dyson earlier was following in another vehicle and trailed Dyson into the woods.
Officers eventually located Dyson and her male companion approximately 150 yards into the wood line. As officers approached Dyson, she reportedly rose to her feet and demanded, “Get your [expletive deleted] flashlight out of my face.”
According to the police report, Dyson was not cooperative during questioning.
“Dyson was belligerent, disrespectful and used copious amounts of profanity directed at myself and the other officer,” the officer wrote.
When the officers began to escort Dyson out of the woods, she allegedly demanded to know why she needed to leave when she had family members nearby. When questioned, Dyson was unable to elaborate.
As the officer watched, Dyson reportedly staggered into trees, brush and a fence line. When the officer tried to help, Dyson allegedly replied, “Don’t [expletive deleted] touch me [expletive deleted].” After repeatedly asking Dyson to stop swearing and after repeatedly being ignored, the officer placed Dyson under arrest for disorderly conduct.
While being escorted to the patrol car, Dyson reportedly continued to use “vulgar language of a sexual nature” and resisted efforts to place her in the back seat of the vehicle. Once secured inside the vehicle, Dyson became agitated and demanded to know why she was being arrested saying, “[Expletive deleted], you can’t arrest me for DUI when I wasn’t driving.”
As Dyson was being driven to jail, she managed to free herself from the handcuffs and began banging on the plastic partition separating the backseat from the front of the vehicle. The officer pulled over and requested assistance to resecure Dyson. Once Dyson was back in handcuffs, they resumed their trip to the jail. According to the report, Dyson continued to swear at the officer, banged her head on the partition at least two dozen times and attempted to bite a ballistic shield that was in the seat next to Dyson.
Dyson was turned over to deputies at the Gwinnett County Detention Center. She was released from jail later that day on a $135 bond.