Two DUI Arrests in Rabun Co.
Two people were recently arrested in Rabun County for driving under the influence. The Rabun County Sheriff’s Office reports that at 7:45pm on Nov. 2, a deputy observed a Jeep Wrangler drift over the white line multiple times and conducted a traffic stop. As the deputy approached the vehicle, he smelled a strong odor of marijuana. Upon failing the field sobriety tests, the deputy arrested 53-year-old Dierdre Dodd Arrowood for driving under the influence of drugs and failure to maintain lane. She was booked into the Rabun County Detention Center on the two charges. The second DUI arrest occurred at 9:53pm on Oct. 31. A deputy was dispatched to a truck wrecked in a ditch at the intersection of Kelly’s Creek Road and Yorkhouse Road. No one was in the vehicle. The deputy ran the truck’s tag and learned that it belonged to 35-year-old Charles Michael Pirtle of Tiger. Then the deputy went to his address and spoke to him. Pirtle told the deputy that he was arguing with his girlfriend when he lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway and traveled down an embankment into a ditch. He told the deputy that he had been drinking prior to the accident. Pirtle was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to maintain lane, and failure to report an accident with damage. He was booked into the Rabun County Detention Center on the three charges.