NWGA Scanner | February 25th, 2021
According to a Dalton Police Department incident report on Thursday, February 20th, an officer was patrolling the area of West Walnut Avenue and West Lakeshore Drive around 1:15 AM. While patrolling, the officer observed a 2003 silver Chevrolet Impala traveling weave over to the left and touch or cross the yellow line twice. The officer made a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle came to a stop at West Walnut Avenue at Brown Street. When the officer made contact with the driver, Timothy Seth Griggs, 25, of Dalton, he could detect a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle. He also noticed that Timothy’s eyes were glassy. The officer asked Timothy how much he had been drinking, to which he answered that he had consumed no alcoholic beverages. The officer decided to have Timothy perform standardized field sobriety to see if he was safe to drive. Timothy agreed to the testing. During the test, Timothy couldn’t keep balance and showed several other inductors that he was under the influence. The last test was the field Alco-Sensor test. During this test, Timothy showed a breath alcohol content of .154. Timothy was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to Georgia’s Implied Consent notification at the scene. Inside the jail, Timothy gave a breath sample on the Intox 9000 machine and showed a blood alcohol count (BA) of .140 and .133 grams of alcohol. Timothy was cited for DUI (.08 grams or more) and weaving over roadway.