NWGA Scanner | December 23rd, 2021

Cedartown woman arrested for DUI after crashing into ditch in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on December 11th, 2021, at around 10:22 PM, Officer Chandler responded to a single-vehicle crash at 1526 Chubb Road that was called in by a third party. The officer arrived and observed a vehicle was on its side in a ditch off the lane of travel. The officer asked the female, who would later be identified as Dana Michelle Woody, 45, of Cedartown, if that vehicle in the ditch belonged to her and if she was driving it. Woody responded that it was her vehicle, but she was not driving. Officer Chandler reported, “[I] then observed that Ms. Woody was missing her left shoe. Due to prior experiences and training, it is consistent that an individual that has been driving a vehicle and has been entrapped inside to lose the left shoe when trying to get out of the vehicle. Based on the position of the vehicle in the ditch, which was pinned on the side of the driver, I came to the conclusion that Ms. Woody was the driver. [I] then asked Ms. Woody again if she was driving, in which she then replied that she was indeed driving the vehicle.” The officer reported that Woody had a difficult time standing and keeping her balance as she walked back down the road. The officer reported that he could smell an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Ms. Woody’s breath when she spoke to him. The officer asked if she had been drinking tonight, to which she first replied no, but then stated that she had two shots of Vodka. During roadside field sobriety tests, Woody showed several clues of impairment. During the one-leg stand test, Woody attempted to lean on my patrol vehicle for balance. Officer Chandler reported, “[I] advised Ms. Woody that that was not allowed or instructed for the test. Ms. Woody then placed one foot in front of her as if she was lunging and stood in place.” Woody was placed under arrest for DUI and read Georgia implied consent to which she agreed. Woody was transported to the Floyd County Jail, charged with DUI driving under the influence of alcohol while operating a commercial motor vehicle.