A Dalton man has been charged with DUI, trafficking in meth and several other charges by the Calhoun Police Department after the man wrecked a vehicle on Highway 53 near Richardson Road, suffering a broken neck, according to a press release from the police department.
Carlos Jordan was taken to Gordon Hospital where it was found he suffered a broken nose and neck. He was transferred to Atlanta Medical Center and will be taken to the Gordon County jail once he is released from the hospital, the police department said.
The press release said on Monday at about 8:20 p.m. a Calhoun police officer was traveling east on Highway 53 when he saw a vehicle at the entrance to Popeyes with emergency flashers on. The officer noticed a broken windshield and believed the vehicle had been in a wreck. The driver was identified as Jordan, who had several cuts and other injuries but declined medical attention.
The officer asked for Jordan's driver's license and Jordan said it was in the vehicle and moved to get it, but ran away, "discarding large quantities of methamphetamine into the air, attempting to evade officers," according to the press release. He was arrested in the back parking lot of NAPA Auto Parts. When Jordan was searched, the officer found suspected meth in a pocket, and "a large quantity" of meth was found in the vehicle, along with Lorazepam and Clonazepam pills.
Officers determined that the vehicle was traveling east on Highway 53 and crossed over to the westbound lanes, went into a ditch and struck a rock-covered culvert, which caused the vehicle to "flip end over end, coming to rest" in the entrance of Popeyes.
Jordan's other charges are possession of a firearm/knife during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, driving too fast for conditions and failure to maintain lane.
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