NWGA Scanner | January 18th, 2022
According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on January 8th, 2021, at around 12:58 AM, Officer Wright responded to the area of Martha Berry Highway at Dugger Drive in reference to a vehicle crash. Officer Wright reported, “As [I] checked on the condition of the motorists, [I] spoke with Michael Eli Hubbard, 23, of Armuchee. Michael was later determined to be the driver of a red Honda Civic. When [I] initially asked Michael if he was the driver of the Civic, he stated, “My dad is coming to get the car.” This was his answer to any question that [I] asked. He eventually stated that his father was the driver and was still in the vehicle. [I] asked Michael to walk me to the vehicle and show me where his father was. We walked to the Civic to find that it was empty. As [I] spoke with Michael, [I] could smell the odor of alcoholic beverages coming from his breath. [I] advised Michael that [I] believed that he had been operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. He denied consuming any alcohol. [I] then asked if he would be willing to participate in field sobriety. He answered me by turning around and placing his hands behind his back. [I] obliged him by placing him in handcuffs.” Captain Robinson stood by with Michael while Officer Wright attempted to gather information from other drivers. As the officer was speaking with another driver, Michael walked toward them and said, “None of that shit happened.” Seeing that Michael was going to make things difficult for the officer to do his job, he was escorted to the patrol vehicle. Officer Wright reported, “As we reached my car, Michael pulled away from Captain Robinson and was secured against the side of my car. [I] advised Michael that he needed to calm down. He was then placed in my backseat and read implied consent, to which he refused.” Michael was transported to Floyd ER for jail clearance and then booked into the Floyd County Jail charged with DUI driving under the influence of alcohol, impeding the flow of traffic, and driving while license is suspended.