• Man faces back-to-back arrests for drug-related charges

    By: Tom Regan


    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - A Cumming man faces serious charges following back-to-back arrests for driving under influence of drugs.

    Alpharetta police first arrested 24-year-old Geoffrey Gallo on May 14. A police officer spotted him passed out
    behind the wheel of his car in a bank drive through on Windward Parkway. A police report states Gallo told the arresting officer that he had shot up heroin.

    Inside the vehicle police founds dozens of prescription pills and a syringe in a bag. Gallo was taken to North Fulton Regional Medical Center for blood tests and was later released from jail on bond. The following day, an Alpharetta patrol officer stopped Gallo on Georgia 400 near Mansell Road after reports of an erratic driver.

    "We received calls of an impaired driver. An Alpharetta officer observed a Honda Civic weaving across lanes of travel and the vehicle almost struck the median wall."

    This time, the driver stated he was under the influence of four different prescribed medications.

    "Based on the field test on the scene, it's our belief he was driving heavily impaired," said Alpharetta Executive Police Officer George Gordon.

    Investigators are awaiting results from blood tests. A judge could consider revoking the driver's license at a second court appearance later this month.

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