According to the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department:
Shelly Angela Haynes, 20, Kayla Marie Andes, 18, and Kalen Nicole Hunt, 19, all of Flintstone, Ga., were arrested on Sunday, Dec. 22, on a variety of charges.
While all three were charged with underage consumption, Haynes garnered additional charges of DUI, open container, and failure to maintain lane, while Andes accumulated charges of permitting unlawful operation of a motor vehicle and possession of marijuana less than one-ounce.
All three women have been released from jail on bond.
The trio came to the attention of police about 1:33 a.m. at the Kangaroo Express gas station at the corner of Cloud Springs Road and Scruggs Road.
“I observed a silver passenger car parked in the parking lot with a female asleep in the front passenger seat, and the female driving in the store making a purchase,” officer William Palmer said. “I then observed the driver, Shelly Haynes, leave the store and get in the vehicle. Haynes seemed to have difficulty backing up the vehicle, which caught my attention.”
Haynes left the parking lot traveling onto Cloud Springs Road, at which time Palmer says that he saw Haynes run over a curb, and then observed the vehicle to be missing a license plate.
“I followed for a short distance observing the vehicle failing to maintain a lane with the driver not able to keep the vehicle centered and continued to swerve towards the fog line,” Palmer said. “I then initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and during my investigation found that Ms. Haynes had been drinking and that she was under the age of 21.”
Hunt and Andes also admitted to drinking earlier in the evening, and all three were placed under arrest, reports show.
During inventory of the vehicle, an open bottle of Jack Daniel's whiskey and a plastic bag of marijuana were found.
“Ms. Andes stated that the marijuana belonged to her,” Palmer said. “All of the offenders were transported to the Catoosa County detention center without incident.”