NWGA Scanner | November 25th, 2022

Calhoun woman arrested for DUI after brief slow speed pursuit in Gordon County

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On Monday, October 31st, 2022, at 10:13 PM, Deputy Stevens was on patrol at GA-53 at Richardson Road. According to the report, “Deputy Stevens was stopped at the traffic light heading westbound and observed a black Kia Soul heading eastbound on GA-53 in the turn lane to turn north onto Richardson Road. The traffic light changed to green, and the black Kia Soul engaged its high beams blinding Deputy Stevens. Deputy Stevens turned his patrol vehicle around and followed the suspect vehicle onto Richardson Road. Deputy STEVENS activated his emergency lights as the suspect vehicle crossed the center double yellow line driving in the middle of the road. The suspect vehicle stopped near Richardson Road at Michael Road in the middle of the lane. The suspect vehicle remained stopped for approximately eight seconds and then began traveling north on Richardson Road at approximately ten mph. The suspect vehicle traveled approximately 100 feet north on Richardson Road and then came to a stop. Deputy Stevens exited his patrol car to make contact with the driver when it began to drive off again north on Richardson Road. The suspect vehicle traveled at approximately 25 mph towards Peters Street while Deputy Stevens was behind it with lights and sirens.” Deputies were able to eventually able to get the vehicle stopped, and the driver, identified as Kina Marie Conner, 41, of Calhoun, detained. Deputies immediately smelled a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from Conner’s breath. Conner had bloodshot eyes and stumbled while walking. She also rambled about random topics not pertaining to the traffic stop. Her speech was very slurred, and she admitted to having approximately 2-3 beers at work located in Dalton, GA. She also had an open container of Jack Daniel’s liquor located in the cup holder. Conner was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state test. Conner was booked into the Gordon County Jail, charged with DUI alcohol, failure to maintain lane, failure to yield to emergency vehicle, failure to dim headlights, and open container.