NWGA Scanner | June 7th, 2022
According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On May 29th, 2022, at 11:58 PM, Officer McMeekin was patrolling the area of GA-53 when he observed an SUV with the vehicle’s driver-side taillight out turning out of the Circle Case K parking lot at Burlington onto Ga 53 northbound. Officer McMeekin reported, “[I] followed a distance behind the vehicle at GA-53 at Pinson due to observing the vehicle failing to maintain its lane by crossing and riding the white line.” The officer then stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, identified as Karla Guzman, 21, of Cartersville. After stopping the vehicle, the officer could smell the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage and the odor of marijuana. Officer McMeekin reported, “[I] introduced myself to the driver and [I] asked if she knew why [I] pulled her over, and she advised because she probably was swerving. [I] asked if there was any reason for the swerving, and she advised that she had just got back from a little kickback and that she drank a little bit of wine. [I] then asked Karla how much she had to drink, and she advised only 2-3. [I] then asked what all was taking place at the kickback, and she advised they were just drinking, [I] then asked if anyone was smoking marijuana. Karla then advised she did and [I] asked how long ago, and she stated not long prior to driving.” During field sobriety tests, Karla showed several signs of impairment and was placed under arrest for DUI less safe. Karla agreed to the state testing of her blood and was transported to the Floyd County Jail, charged with possession of schedule I controlled substance, possession of drug-ranted objects, DUI, and failure to maintain a single lane.
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