NWGA Scanner | December 22nd, 2021
According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on December 7th, 2021, at around 9:22 PM, FTO Officer Overstreet and Officer Smith were patrolling on GA-1 Loop between Highway 293 and Turner Chapel Road when they observed the vehicle in front of them drift from the right-hand lane halfway into the left-hand lane and then back over. The vehicle proceeded to do this another time, giving Officer Smith suspicion that they were either under the influence or distracted while driving, so he initiated a traffic stop with the vehicle. Officer Smith reported, “[I] asked if she had her license and in a lethargic manner answered me saying yes she did and then brought out an identification sheet from the Floyd County Jail.” As the driver, Jessica Celia Grno, 24, of Calhoun, continued to talk, she was still very lethargic and slow, furthering the officer’s suspicion that she was under the influence of something. During field sobriety tests, Jessica showed several clues of impairment. Jessica was then placed under arrest for DUI. Officer Smith read the implied consent card to her for blood and urine tests five times, and she still did not give an answer, so they took her to the jail as a refusal. According to the report, Jessica then became very defiant and would not put her legs into the back of the car” Officer Smith reported, “We told her that if she did not get in, we would pull her through from the other side. She continued to be non-compliant, so [I] went to the other side of the back seat, grabbed her left arm, and pulled her through while PFC. Overstreet was pushing her legs into the back seat.” Jessica was transported to the Floyd County Jail, charged with DUI and failure to maintain a single lane.