NWGA Scanner | April 1st, 2021
According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, on March 27th, 2021, at approximately 4:31 PM, TFC3 Burchett was running laser on I-75 at mile marker 309 in Gordon County. The trooper observed a gray 2021 Chevrolet Camaro traveling southbound at a high rate of speed. Trooper Burchett reported, “[I] checked the Camaro at 102 MPH in a 70 MPH zone in the middle lane. [I] caught up to the Camaro at Trimble Hollow Road as he was recklessly cutting through traffic from the right lane back to the middle lane passing cars.” The trooper made a traffic stop on the Camaro and told the driver, later identified as Roger Rodriguez Turner, 29, of Atlanta, that he checked him at 102 MPH. The trooper advised Turner that he needed his driver’s license. Turner stated that he wasn’t going 102. The trooper told him two more times that he needed his license. The driver refused to comply, so the trooper had him step out of the car. There were a female passenger and an infant in the car. The trooper reported, “At the rear of the car, the driver stated, “Back up off me, bro.” [I] told him again to give me his license that he was required by law, and he stated, “I am not required to give you my license. I know my rights. Don’t try me. I’m not some dumb black guy that you pulled over.” [I] told him again that he was required by state law to give me his license. He stated, “Show me where it’s at that I have to give you my license.” [|] told him that I was about to write him for it.” Turner finally handed over his license and raised his voice, becoming irate, and stated, “You think because you’re a state trooper that you can disrespect me on the side of the road? The trooper had to tell the driver seven times to give him his license, so Turner was placed under arrest. Turner was transported to the Gordon County Jail charged with reckless driving, speeding, and failure to display license upon demand.