NWGA Scanner | October 31st, 2022
According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On October 21st, 2022, at 9:50 PM, Officer Masciovecchio responded to the area of GA 20 East in reference to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver. The concerned citizen called 911, stating there was a red passenger vehicle all over the road going off the shoulder, then over into the median, speeding up and slowing down rapidly, going approximately 80-90 miles per hour, then down to 60 miles per hour. Officer Masciovecchio caught up with the vehicle near GA 1 Loop and GA 293. Officer Surrett was also behind the officer and observing the vehicle. The vehicle continued weaving within its lane and then failed to maintain its lane several times. Officers initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, later identified at Brandon Maurice Smith, 40, Acworth. Officer Masciovecchio reported, “During this initial conversation, Brandon’s speech was slow and lethargic, and at the time of contact, [I] could smell a faint odor of an alcoholic beverage, but was unsure due to the window only being rolled down partially.” Brandon stated that he respectfully declined to do a PBT, and he knew they had a job to do. Floyd County 911 then advised that Brandon’s license was suspended, and he had two warrants. One from Cobb County and one from Henry County. Brandon refused to give his social, but officers were able to confirm the warrants. Brandon was placed under arrest for DUI and refused implied consent. Bradon was transported to the Floyd County Jail charged with DUI less safe and failure to maintain lane, as well as the two warrant holds.