Man says he parked in car wash to keep from driving intoxicated

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Duluth man who parked his vehicle in a car wash to avoid driving drunk was arrested Sunday on a disorderly conduct charge.

Alejandro Monterrey, 43, of Duluth, was asleep inside a white Nissan Sentra with the engine turned off when an officer approached. He awoke after several attempts to rouse him and appeared very confused, according to police reports.

He said he parked at the Oasis Car Wash at 2054 Old Norcross Road to avoid drinking and driving.

The officer charged him with disorderly conduct.

Waffle House robbed at gunpoint

DACULA - Two men robbed the Waffle House Monday at 1800 Winder Highway in Dacula.

The suspects, one wearing an orange ski mask and another a black ski mask, entered the restaurant at 3:30 a.m. armed with a pistol. They forced one employee to bring out the cook from the back and then ordered both workers to sit down in a booth. The robbers opened the register and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.

The employees told police the suspects may have been former employees because they knew how to open the register.

Man charged with cutting fiancee

DULUTH - A Duluth man allegedly threatened to kill his fiancee and cut her arm with a razor blade Saturday at their home on Chisel Way.

The fiancee said she had been having problems with Eric Sanchez Ramirez and she told him she wanted to leave. Ramirez became irate, began wrestling with her and said "you are going to die with me," according to police reports.

Ramirez reportedly grabbed a razor blade and tried to cut the woman's neck. He missed and cut her arm instead, causing a deep laceration, police reports said. Blood gushed out of the wound, startling Ramirez, and the fiancee seized the opportunity to run to a friend's house for help.

Ramirez has been charged with aggravated assault.

- From wire reports