Things start to get personal around 33:43.
From the report of Hall County Sheriff’s Deputy J.W. Thompson, edited for clarity and brevity: On November 10, 2018 at approximately 1:20 am I was enforcing the speed limit on I-985 N near Friendship Road when I observed a maroon 1995 Dodge Ram traveling at high rate of speed. I visually estimated the vehicle’s speed to be 90 MPH and LIDAR confirmed its speed at the same. I activated the emergency equipment on my marked patrol vehicle and accelerated to catch up to the vehicle. When I caught up to the Dodge, it braked abruptly and pulled over into the right shoulder.
I exited my patrol vehicle and approached the driver’s side window of the Dodge. I asked the driver, identified as Adam Davis for his driver’s license, which he provided. I recognized Davis because he is a City of Gainesville Police Officer. Davis stated, “I got my backup weapon on me” and asked my name. When asked what he had to drink, Davis stated “Not a damn thing.” I asked Davis “Not a thing at all?” and he replied “No sir.” I could smell an odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from Adam Davis’ breath, which he explained with “My wife’s been drinking, man.”
While performing the HGN evaluation, Davis began loudly yelling my name. I informed Davis that he was beginning to be belligerent, and he lowered his voice and spoke to me in a normal tone. I again gave Davis the instructions for the HGN test. I observed horizontal gaze nystagmus in both left and right eye while checking for lack of smooth pursuit.
I inventoried Davis’ vehicle prior to impound. Terry’s Towing removed the vehicle from the scene. While en route the jail. Davis expressed that he would like to submit to the state administered chemical test.
[Omitted from Thompson’s report: any mention of the many other things Davis alleged.]
Upon arriving to the jail, I read Davis the implied consent notice again. He agreed to submit to the state administered chemical test of his blood. Davis also stated that he would like his own independent chemical test. Once we entered the jail, Davis repeatedly stated that he would submit to the state’s chemical test if he was required to, but he was not doing it freely and voluntarily. Davis advised that he wanted to comply with state law if he was required to submit to a test. While sitting in the chair where blood draws are conducted, Davis continued to state that he would allow the nurse to draw his blood, but he was not doing so freely and voluntarily. After conferring with the nurse, Sgt. Smith and others, we felt that Davis’ willingness to submit to the chemical test of his blood was not voluntary due to his contradictory statements.
I again read Davis the implied consent notice and this time asked for chemical test of his breath. He agreed to submit, but again advised that submitting to the state because the law requires him to, but not freely and voluntarily. I advised Adam Davis that it was up to him to provide a sample into the instrument; Davis advised that he had to breathe out to live. Davis eventually provided a sufficient sample into the Intoxilyzer 9000, which returned a BAC of .144%, confirming the earlier PBT reading of .142%.
Davis was charged with speeding and DUI.
He resigned the next Saturday.
In a 2013 Gainesville Police annual report, Davis is noted as having received an award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving for making 25 DUI arrests that year. Davis pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of reckless driving and was sentenced to 12 months probation.
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