Toccoa man charged with DUI, Obstruction, Drugs

A Toccoa man is behind bars after officers received a call regarding an intoxicated driver.

According to Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize, on Saturday, officers with the Toccoa Police Department received a call about a vehicle known to have an intoxicated driver.

Officers spotted the truck on Prather Bridge Road and followed it into the parking lot of the Valero on Big A Road.

The officers approached the vehicle and identified themselves to the driver and told him to roll his window down; however, after several requests, the officers were forced to use an unlock tool to gain entry to the vehicle.

Mize says that inside the vehicle officers detected the strong odor of both marijuana and alcohol.

The driver, identified as Gregory Alan Griffin, 58, of Toccoa, was very combative and had to be physically removed from the truck.

Officers located marijuana and an open container of alcohol inside the vehicle.

Griffin was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, obstructing a police officer and possession of an open alcohol container.