NWGA Scanner | October 8th, 2022
According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On September 24th, 2022, at approximately 8:03 PM, Deputy Carnes was dispatched to the area of Interstate 75 at Mile Marker 320 to assist Calhoun Police Department Officer Phillips with a traffic stop. According to the report, “Officer Phillips told Deputy Carnes that he was traveling behind a 2018 Jeep Compass on Interstate 75 when he witnessed the Jeep fail to maintain its single lane of travel and almost cause a vehicle crash with another motorist on Interstate 75. Officer Phillips said that when he spoke with the driver, Meghan Brooke Chupp, 32, of Pell City, Alabama, he could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from her breath when she spoke.” Deputy Carnes spoke with Meghan and could smell the odor of alcoholic beverages coming from her breath. Deputy Carnes asked her how much she had consumed prior to driving, and she said only two beers. During Standardized Field Sobriety tests, Meghan showed several signs of impairment. The deputy stopped the testing for Meghan’s safety due to her stumbling. Meghan was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state testing. Meghan was booked into the Gordon County Jail and charged with DUI driving under the influence of alcohol, and failure to maintain lane.