NWGA Scanner | August 10th, 2022

Calhoun man arrested for DUI after 911 call concerned citizen regarding reckless driver in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on July 23rd, 2022, at 11:42 PM, dispatch advised all units to BOLO for a dark-colored Mercedes traveling at a high rate of speed and all over the road way on Calhoun Road near Northwood Missionary Baptist Church. Officer Surrett, who was in the area, located the vehicle in a driveway on Calhoun Road. Dispatch then advised that the homeowner at the Calhoun Road address had called in the Mercedes, advising it was sitting in his driveway and he wanted police to check on it. Officer Surrett then made contact with the driver Rodrigo Jaimes Constantino, 28, of Calhoun, and asked him if he was okay. Officer Surrett reported, “Rodrigo stated he had a flat tire and was trying to change it. Rodrigo then advised me once again that he was just trying to change his tire. While Rodrigo was speaking to me, [I] noticed his speech was slurred and [I] smelled an odor of alcohol. [I] then proceeded to ask Rodrigo where he was coming from, and he stated just down the road. While speaking with Rodrigo, [I] asked him again where he was coming from to get a location, and he advised me again that he had a flat tire and he came from down the block. [I] then asked Rodrigo again if he had anything to drink, and he advised that he did and that he only had one drink. Rodrigo kept trying to walk away from me to go toward the vehicle. [I] advised him to quit trying to walk away due to the fact that [I] was talking to him. Rodrigo stated he had drank whiskey about a half hour before driving. Rodrigo then stated he was going, being honest with me, and he proceeded to tell me he had two glasses of whiskey.” Officer Dollar performed field sobriety tests on Rodrigo and determined that he was under the influence of alcohol and was unsafe to drive. Rodrigo was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. Rodrigo was placed under arrest for DUI and refused the state test. Rodrigo was booked into the Floyd County Jail, charged with DUI and possession of marijuana in the vehicle.