NWGA Scanner | May 27th, 2021

Cartersville man arrested for DUI after 911 call from concerned motorist on I-75 in Whitfield County

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on May 16th, 2021, Deputy Hackney responded to I-75 southbound in reference to a BOLO of a small silver passenger car with a possible DUI driver. According to the report, “Deputy Hackney located the vehicle I-75 SB at 326. The vehicle was weaving and driving partially in the fast lane and partially in the middle lane. Deputy Hackney stopped the vehicle at the 324.” The deputy made contact with the driver, who was identified as Lamine Zobiri, 51, of Cartersville. The deputy could smell an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from Zobiris’s breath and noticed his eyes were glossy. The deputy asked Zobiri if he had been drinking, and he stated “no.” According to the report, “Deputy Hackney then asked Mr. Zobiri to step out of his vehicle to the rear of his car. Deputy Hackney noticed when Mr. Zobiri exited his vehicle, he was unsteady on his feet.” Zobiri showed several clues of impairment during field sobriety testing and was then placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. He was read Ga Implied Consent for suspects over 21 and agreed to take the breath test. An open Bud Ice 16oz beer was located on the passenger floorboard, and a full 16oz Bud Ice was located in the passenger seat during a search. Zobiri was transported to Whitfield County Jail, where he gave a BAC reading of 0.114. Zobiri was charged with DUI/Alcohol/.08 grams or more, failure to maintain lane, and open container.