NWGA Scanner | August 18th, 2022
According to a Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On August 2nd, 2022, at 11:43 PM, Cpl. Corey Fielding, along with Deputies Kinnamont and Clark, were conducting a checkpoint at the Gore Subligna Road and Farmersville Road intersection. During the checkpoint, a Jeep Renegade approached the intersection. Cpl. Fielding reported, “As Deputy Clark was speaking to the driver, [I] could smell the strong odor of Marijuana emitting from the vehicle. [I] then approached the driver Laura Elizabeth Hudson, 19, of Cohutta, and asked her if she had anything illegal in her vehicle. Ms. Hudson first advised no, [I] then advised her [I] could smell the odor of Marijuana emitting from her vehicle, and at this point, she advised it was in the passenger side floorboard of her vehicle. While searching the vehicle, [I] did not locate the Marijuana on the passenger side floorboard but did locate a white in a color bag in the back seat. Upon examining it’s contents, [I] did observe two small bags of Marijuana along with two glass smoking devices. Also observed in the bag were numerous empty “Blunt Wrapper” packets commonly used for the consumption of Marijuana.” Hudson admitted to deputies smoking Marijuana before driving. During field sobriety tests, Hudson showed several signs of Marijuana impairment. Hudson was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state testing of her blood. Hudson was booked into the Chattooga County Jail and charged with just DUI. She was released at 6:42 AM on an OR bond.