NWGA Scanner | July 29th, 2022

Dalton woman arrested after driving extremely reckless at speeds over 100 mph on I-75 in Gordon County

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On Monday, July 18th, 2022, at 1146 AM, Deputy Fowler was driving north on I-75 in the area of Red Bud Road exit 315 en route to assist another agency. While approaching the area where the entrance ramp of the 315 MM merges onto I-75, Deputy Fowler observed a 2009 Nissan Altima attempt to pass a small green truck in the gore area before slowing down and moving back behind the truck. According to the report, “Deputy Fowler then observed the Altima make the same movement and accelerate past the left side of the truck, causing the truck to drive partially onto the right shoulder to avoid contact with the Altima. Deputy Fowler watched the Altima then accelerate away at a high rate of speed.” As the deputy was attempting to catch up to the Altima, he observed the Altima changing lanes quickly in front of several other vehicles, weaving between traffic and causing them to brake suddenly. Deputy Fowler checked the Altima at speeds over 100 mph. Deputy Fowler stopped the Altima and made contact with the driver, identified as Sarah Elizabeth Ellis, 25, of Dalton. When asked why she was driving so erratically and speeding, she stated she was driving to a job interview. She later stated her car was overheating and needed to get home. Ellis was placed under arrest and found in possession of Xanax. Ellis was transported to the Gordon County Jail, charged with reckless driving, possession of schedule IV substance, drugs to be kept in original container, reckless driving, speeding, driving in the gore, and improper lane change.