A man who allegedly fled the scene of a wreck barricaded himself inside his home for more than three hours during a standoff with police in Dalton Wednesday night. Officers eventually found him passed out in his garage.
The incident began late Wednesday afternoon when 48-year-old David Dyer allegedly got into a crash on 5th Avenue and then fled the scene, the Dalton police said in a news release Thursday.
About 6 p.m., an officer responded to Dyer’s home at 1603 Elaine Way to further investigate the wreck, but was met by members of the man’s family who said Dyer was inside with a gun and had told them to leave, police said. After making sure that all the other members of the family were out of the home and that Dyer was the only person inside, officers set up a perimeter and blocked off Elaine Way, police said. They then attempted to make contact with Dyer, but he refused to leave the home, they said.
During the standoff, officers obtained warrants for Dyer's arrest on charges of leaving the scene of an accident, improper backing, driving with a suspended license, and obstruction of law enforcement officers, police said.
Around 9:45 p.m., officers entered the home and were able to locate Dyer in the garage of the house where he was apparently passed out, police said. It’s unclear why the man had passed out and it's unclear how long he had been unconscious before he was found. Dyer was evaluated by EMS personnel and transported to Hamilton Medical Center for further evaluation, police said. They did not release any details on his condition and it was unclear if he was still in the hospital Thursday.
Police also have not released any details on the wreck and there were no reports of anyone else being injured in the incidents.