Austin Reese Chadwick, an employee of the Cobb Sheriff’s office for more than two years, was booked into the Cobb County jail Saturday and released the same day on a $1,600 bond, according to an arrest report.
Cobb police responded to the scene of an accident at about 4 a.m. Saturday where a blue Infiniti had struck a semi-trailer at the intersection of Canton Road and Fowler Circle in Marietta, the incident report says.
Officers found the Infiniti unoccupied, but identification cards found in the vehicle indicated the vehicle belonged to Chadwick. Police received information that Chadwick was at his Woodstock home.
The incident report says Chadwick had several serious injuries to his left leg. The report says he told officers he had “really messed up.” Police said they detected a strong odor of alcohol on his breath after they arrived at his residence, the report says.
After a field sobriety test, Chadwick was arrested.
In a statement to the Marietta Daily Journal, Cobb Sheriff Neil Warren said Chadwick was placed on administrative leave, pending an Internal Affairs investigation.