NWGA Scanner | June 29th, 2022

Calhoun motorcyclist arrested for DUI drugs after driving poorly on Rome Road in Gordon County

According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, On June 7th, 2022, at 7:53 PM, TFC2 Terry was finishing up a traffic stop on Miller Ferry Road just off Rome Road when he observed a motorcycle traveling in the turning lane at an unusually low rate of speed and the rider was very wobbly. Trooper Terry reported, “[I] then lost visual of the rider for a moment due to some foliage, and [I] heard his tires skidding. [I] then was able to see him again as he was turning onto Miller Ferry Road. The rider traveled over the double yellow line and nearly laid the motorcycle over. As he passed, [I] noticed he did not have DOT eye protection or a DOT helmet. [I] further noticed as he passed that the tag was wrapped with some sort of rag.” While speaking to the motorcyclist, later identified as Scott Timothy Pelfrey, 59, of Calhoun, the trooper noticed his speech was mumbled and slurred. The trooper further noticed that his pupils were, at this time, dilated, and he was sweating. Deputy Massengill also advised he had observed the rider on Rome Road driving very poorly and was attempting to stop him as well. During field sobriety tests, Pelfrey showed several signs of impairment. The trooper then discovered the motorcycle tag had expired for a very long time. Pelfrey’s license also had multiple suspensions on them for failure to appear. Trooper Terry reported, “[I] then reproached Mr. Pelfrey and attempted to have him perform a series of standardized field sobriety tests. Mr. Pelfrey refused to comply with any of the tests. Even with the simple task of following my finger with his eyes he would not comply. Mr. Pelfrey was obviously very impaired, and [I] noticed his pupils went from dilated to constricted. This led me to believe that Mr. Pelfrey was on several different drug categories.” Pelfrey was placed under arrest for DUI and then refused the state testing of his blood. Deputies then located a golf ball-size bag of meth on Pelfrey. Pelfrey was transported to the Gordon County Jail, charged with driving while license suspended or revoked DUI – driving under the influence of drugs, expired tag, failure to maintain lane, headgear and eye-protective devices for riders, headgear and eye-protective devices for riders, improper tag display, and possession of methamphetamine.