NWGA Scanner | September 9th, 2022

Dalton man arrested for DUI after speeding on I-75 in Catoosa County

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On August 28th, 2022, at 2:19 AM, Deputy Gant and Ringgold Police Department Officer Newman were watching the traffic on Interstate 75 southbound at mile marker 348 when Officer Newman observed a 2018 Nissan Altima driving at a high rate of speed. Officer Newman used he checked the vehicle on LIDAR, going 24 MPH above the posted speed limit. Deputy Gant initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver, later identified as Michael Edward King, 21, of Dalton. According to the report, “Deputy Gant reported that he could smell the strong odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from King’s breath and instructed him to exit the vehicle. Deputy Gant then requested Deputy Harris to respond to the incident location to assist with further investigation. Upon Deputy Harris’ arrival, Deputy Harris asked King where he was going, and he responded that he was driving home from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Deputy Harris asked King if he had consumed any alcoholic beverages recently, and he stated that he had not. Deputy Harris could smell the odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from King’s breath. Deputy Harris observed King to have red glassy eyes and to be sweating heavily.” During field sobriety testing, King showed several signs of impairment and showed a BAC of .065 on a PBT. King was placed under arrest for DUI and refused state testing. King was booked into the Catoosa County Jail and charged with speeding and DUI alcohol less safe.