DUI arrest follows near collision

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A suspected DUI driver attracted the attention of police June 21 just after midnight when he nearly collided with an officer’s cruiser on Haynes Bridge Road.

According to police, the car driven by Brandon C. Barwig, 25, of Surry Point, Alpharetta, pulled out of the BP gas station at Haynes Bridge Road and Westside Parkway, crossing over two lanes and nearly hitting a police cruiser in the process.

The officer inside pulled the vehicle over and spoke with Barwig, who denied drinking or being on medication.

To the officer, Barwig allegedly acted suspiciously like he was drunk, fumbling for his driver’s license and having trouble standing up when asked.

He again denied drinking or taking medication. He failed sobriety tests and was arrested.

While en route to the police station, Barwig asked to be let go. He allegedly confessed to taking Hydrocodone an hour before and to drinking at that time as well.

Barwig was charged with DUI and failure to yield.

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