Police: Man arrested, charged with DUI in crash at school
by Lindsay Field
September 26, 2012 12:47 AM | 4502 views | 6 6 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jeffrey Carson
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MARIETTA — A Marietta man was arrested last week for reportedly hitting a fence at Mountain View Elementary in northeast Cobb after dropping off his 6-year-old daughter at the school while driving under the influence of alcohol.

Jeffrey Malcolm Carson, 40, was arrested at his residence on Barrier Road in Marietta Sept. 19 on multiple misdemeanor charges including striking a fixed object, failing to report an accident, endangering a child by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving under the influence of alcohol.

He was released that same day on a $10,000 bond.

According to the warrant, Carson hit a fence at Mountain View Elementary off Sandy Plains Road in northeast Marietta and did not report the incident sometime around 7:40 a.m. last Wednesday.

“He did continue driving his 2007 Toyota Pre Runner with a flat tire and busted wheel from Mountain View Elementary to his residence (about four miles from the school),” the warrant states, adding that Carson’s 6-year-old daughter was in the car with him while he was driving under the influence.

“A chemical breath test indicated an alcohol concentration of .220 grams,” the warrant continues. The legal limit in Georgia is .08 grams.

Jay Dillon, a spokesman for Cobb Schools, said Carson was dropping his daughter off at school when he hit the fence and that the child was not injured during the incident.

“In this case, when he hit the fence with his truck, the assistant principal went out to see what was going on,” Dillon said. “She immediately noticed something was not right with (Carson’s) behavior. She wrote down his license plate number and told him she was going inside to call Public Safety to ask for their assistance. He immediately accelerated away, causing more damage to his truck and the fence. Police were able to track him down at his residence a short time later.”

Dillon said the district was not aware of Carson ever bringing his child to school intoxicated prior to last week, nor had they had any problems with him at the school before.

Sgt. Dana Pierce with Cobb Police said there were no other injuries reported during the series of incidents and that Carson was arrested without incident.

Additionally, he said the child has been placed in the custody of Carson’s sister.
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anonymous
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September 26, 2012
Someone get this poor man some help. Good work, school staff! Thank you for being so on the ball.
IceDogg
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September 26, 2012
I've been through this "drop-off" line many hundreds of times over 8 years of bring my 3 children to Mountain View. This could have easily been MUCH worse than what resulted. There are a lot of kids in that area and if this loser can hit a fence, he could have more easily hit a group of children.

I hope there's no leniency in this case. Cobb courts generally take cases of child endangerment pretty seriously.

Unfortunately, this will stick with Carson's innocent daughter for many, many, years. People don't want their kids going to visit the kid with the "drunk daddy". He has negatively impacted her life far beyond this incident. Idiot.
majorpondscum
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September 26, 2012
Poor little girl will definitely have the handle of having the 'drunk daddy.' This vile loser is 61 years old. Is he the dad or grandfather? Gross. I know it says he's the father but you'd think he'd have his act together by age 61. I sure hope the person in charge of this innocent girl's life won't let this low life near her again while driving a car. You have to be a big piece of pond scum to be that obliterated at 7:30 in the morning and put a young child in your vehicle. Double thumbs up that he was able to get out of jail that same day.

ButterKing
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September 26, 2012
Why you hatin', playa?
IceDogg
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September 26, 2012
majorpondscum, he's 40, not 61.

The rest of what you wrote is pretty accurate though.
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