NWGA Scanner | February 23rd, 2021
According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, on February 18th, 2021, at approximately 10:26 PM, a Calhoun Post 43 trooper observed a blue Ford Fusion traveling southbound on I-75 at a high rate of speed. The trooper checked the vehicle near mile marker 310 with his Stalker Radar and detected the vehicle traveling at 114 MPH in a 70 MPH zone on the wet roadway. The trooper exited off onto Union Grove Road and caught up to the blue Ford Fusion on I-75 southbound at mile marker 303 in Bartow County. The trooper reported, “As [I] came up behind the vehicle, it appeared that the driver noticed my blue lights and hit the brakes. When [I] got close enough to check the Ford Fusion with my radar, [I] checked the vehicle at 91 MPH after the driver had already applied the brakes.” The trooper made a traffic stop on the vehicle, and the driver turned on her flashers and continued on in the left lane before pulling onto the left shoulder next to the fast lane. When the trooper made contact with the female driver identified as Aicha Toure, 27, of Acworth, she had the radio blasting and turned up very loud. The trooper also noticed that her purse was open and was filled with a bunch of one-dollar bills (80). The driver’s dress was disheveled as her breast were almost out. The trooper reported, “[I] asked for her license, and she fumbled around for 3 minutes before locating them. [I] told her that [I] had checked her at 114 MPH and asked why she was going so fast, to which she replied, “I’m sorry. I’m in a hurry. I just left a wedding and I’m on my way to the strip club.” The trooper could immediately smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath as she spoke with him. The trooper also noticed that Toure had bloodshot watery eyes and a very slurred, mumbled speech. Toure’s face was clammy looking as she appeared to be very highly intoxicated. When asked how much she had to drink, and she stated, “I think they gave me Vodka.” During field sobriety testing, the trooper asked her again what she had drunk, and she stated, “They gave me a small shot of vodka. I don’t really drink.” The trooper reported it was clear that Toure was highly intoxicated after field sobriety testing. Toure was placed under arrest for DUI and read her the Georgia Implied Consent Notice for subjects age 21 or over and requested a breath test. Toure asked, “Can you read it to me in French? That would be amazing.” I reread the notice to her and held the card so that she could read along. She replied, “I don’t really know.” Toure did not consent to the state test. Toure was transported to the Gordon County Jail charged with speeding (114/70), reckless driving, and DUI.