NWGA Scanner | April 1st, 2022

Cedartown man arrested for DUI after crashing into tree on Cave Spring Road in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On March 16th, 2022, 10:49 PM, Officer Newport was en route to assist an Officer in Cave Spring who was conducting a DUI traffic stop. Officer Newport reported, “[I] was traveling south west on Cave Spring Road near Cunningham Road, when [I] noticed a white Ford F-150 in a ditch off the right side of the highway. A white male was standing in front of the truck, and [I] noticed the truck had extensive damage to the front of the vehicle. [I] notified Floyd County 911 that I was out with a motor vehicle accident, and activated my emergency equipment. [I] then made contact with the driver of the vehicle Wallace Milton Sutton, 50, Cedartown. As [I] approached Mr. Sutton, [I] could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his persons. [I] asked Mr. Sutton what happened, and Mr. Sutton stated that he hit something, and crashed his truck in the field. Mr. Sutton appeared to be speaking incoherently, and [I] observed that Mr. Sutton had watery bloodshot eyes. Sutton was very confused and advised he had possibly struck a deer. The officer informed Sutton SUTTON that the damage seemed to be too extensive to have been caused by a deer, and stated that it looked like he hit either a tree, or a utility pole. Sutton stated that he possibly could have hit a utility pole, but he was not sure. As the officer was getting his tag information, he noticed approximately 20 beer cans in the bed of his truck. When asked if he had consumed any alcoholic beverages today, he stated that he only had a “two beers” after he got off work. Officer Bryant arrived on scene and confirmed that Sutton had struck tree. Sutton was then placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state implied consent test. Sutton was transported to the Floyd County Jail, charged with DUI.