NWGA Scanner | November 18th, 2022

Clarkston woman charged with DUI after leaving Rome River Jam and being stopped by trooper

According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, On October 28th, at 9:54 PM, Trooper Haggard of the Cartersville Post 3 arrived to assist Corporal Haney with a traffic stop on a GA-1 Loop at GA-293 on a silver Chevrolet Malibu. Troopers made contact with the driver identified as Barbara Jean Janssen, 63, of Clarkston who advised she was coming from, “the Jelly Roll Concert.” (Rome River Jam). Trooper Haggard reported, “While speaking with Mrs. Janssen, [I] observed her bloodshot watery eyes, slow speech, and the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her person. Mrs. Janssen stated that she only had two beers before driving. In the passenger floorboard of the vehicle, Mrs. Janssen had an open container of an alcoholic beverage that she took outside of the concert to drink and drive on the way home.” During field sobriety test, Janssen showed several signs of impairment and a BAC of .268 on a PBT. Janssen was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state test. Janssen was transported to the Floyd County Jail and charged with DUI, open container, improper turn/lane change, and failure to use turn signal.