Intoxicated 71 Year old Arrested

Inebriated Man Stops Traffic in Chattooga County, Georgia

A 71-year-old man was arrested near the intersection of Klatt Boulevard and Highway 27 on Friday of last week – after he was found walking in the road and obstructing traffic.   Deputy Nicole Flood responded to the scene – and found Daniel Francis Hendrie in the roadway – trying to stop vehicles.  When Deputy Flood approached the subject she could tell that he was heavily intoxicated. 

Deputy Flood asked him “exactly how much” he’d had to drink – and he replied “Sweetheart, three or four beers”.  Deputy Flood informed him that he had to get off the highway because he was endangering himself and others – and he replied:  “Darlin’, I can do what I want”. 

Well, apparently not; Hendrie was transported to the Chattooga County Jail, and booked on charges of public drunkenness. 

He refused the booking process and was placed in a holding cell until the next morning.  According to reports, Hendrie had been seen intoxicated near the Trion Wal-Mart earlier in the day and was warned by a deputy not to get in the roadway.

(AM1180 Chattooga County, Georgia)


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