Man Arrested for DUI Twice in 20 Hours

Chevrolet EquinoxIt would seem that being arrested once for driving under the influence would be enough to deter anyone from committing the crime again. It is no surprise, then, that many people were shocked to hear of a Dalton man being arrested twice within a 20 hour period for drinking and driving.

According to reports, Robert Wayne Ruggles, 57, was arrested last Wednesday morning. He was charged with driving under the influence after backing into another vehicle as he was pulling out of his apartment complex. He was then arrested on Wednesday evening and again charged with DUI. This time, he was also charged with obstruction of an officer. In both arrests, Ruggles was permitted to post bond.

In the first incident, a man called police to say that Ruggles had backed into the front bumper of a car with his Chevy Equinox. Ruggles was located a short distance away from his complex. He refused to comply with field sobriety tests and was arrested because officers smelled alcohol on his breath.

The report available after Ruggles arrest on Wednesday evening did not detail the exact events of the arrest. All that is known is that Ruggles was charged with obstruction and DUI.

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