Mrs. McClard wanted her son picked up for driving under the influence because he had been drinking all evening and had shoved her out of the car on Johns Creek Road and she had to walk home.
Macon County Sheriff's Sgt. Kimball Hall arrived at the home, but McClard had already left in the pickup. Sgt. Hall reported that he did see tire marks allegedly made by the truck. Sgt. Hall spoke with the ex-daughter-in-law and she stated that nothing had happened to McClard in the past and that is why she did not call the police. Mrs. McClard stated that she was afraid for her grand-daughter, with the state of mind her son was in and the amount of beer he had to drink that evening.
Deputy Donnie Crawford was also dispatched to the home on Tanyard Road. His report stated that the dispatcher informed him that the subject had left the house and was traveling somewhere in the area. Deputy Crawford, Sgt. Hall, Deputy Mark Bartley, and Deputy Tonya Wilson stayed in the area looking for the vehicle. Dispatch also advised Deputy Crawford that McClard could have a hand gun on him.
Deputy Crawford stated that he was traveling on Highway 52 east when he spotted a vehicle fitting that description headed on 52 east traveling west bound toward Lafayette. Deputy Crawford reported that he got behind the vehicle and observed McClard cross the fog line several times going up King Hill. He then ran his tag number and it came back as McClard. Deputy Crawford stated that he activated his blue lights and pulled the vehicle over.
Approaching the vehicle, the deputy reported that he could allegedly smell a strong odor of alcohol about the person. He asked him if he had a gun in the vehicle and he reportedly said no. Deputy Crawford then asked McClard to step to the back of the truck and asked him to sit on the tailgate while he searched the vehicle for the gun. No gun was found. However, during the search Deputy Crawford reported that he found a brown paper bag in the seat and it contained five Miller Lite and one was missing. Sgt. Hall asked if McClard would perform some sobriety test and he refused.
Deputy Crawford asked if he would get a blood alcohol test and he allegedly said yes and then he also reportedly said he would do the sobriety test. Deputy Crawford asked if anything was wrong with his legs or feet that would prohibit him from performing the tasks. McClard reportedly said no. He proceeded to do several tests, but was very unsteady on his feet. It was then determined that McClard had too much to drink and he was placed under arrest.
While McClard was being escorted to the jail, Deputy Crawford reportedly stated that McClard said, Deputy Crawford would not be wearing his badge all the time and he would get him.
After getting to the jail, McClard refused to do the alcohol blood test. He was charged with driving under the influence, implied consent law, and aggravated domestic violence. His court date has been set for July 13, with a bond amount set at $6250.