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APD lieutenant faces DUI charges, flees hospital after agreeing to a blood test, GSP says

Source: WSBTV – By Candace McCowan

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. — An Atlanta Police Lieutenant is on “non-enforcement status” after he was charged with driving under the influence in Paulding County.

According to Georgia State Patrol, Ayana’s SUV was found crashed off the roadway along Macland Road near Mount Tabor Church Road just after midnight, Sunday morning.

A trooper who responded said “he could smell alcohol on Mr. Anaya’s breath,” and inside the vehicle the Trooper spotted an open Modelo beer and Atlanta Police issued gear.

Ayana was taken to Wellstar Paulding where GSP said he agreed to a blood test. But when the trooper went to retrieve his “blood draw kit”, nurses reported Ayana fled the hospital.

Cobb County K-9′s, along with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, were called in to help find Anaya.

Eventually, a Hiram officer found Anaya at a RaceTrac across the street from the hospital.

Ayana is also charge with failure to maintain a lane and open container.

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