NWGA Scanner | August 25th, 2022
According to a Dalton Police Department incident, On August 16th, 2022, at 2:03 PM, dispatch advised of a BOLO for an intoxicated female (later identified as Shelby Jean Worley, 63, of Dalton) driving a red Chrysler 300 in the area of College Dr, and she was possibly staying in the hotels nearby. The concerned citizen advised the vehicle was now pulling into and parked in the Zaxby’s parking lot located at 872 College Dr. Officer Wingate reported, “[I] made contact with Worley and could immediately smell an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her person. Worley’s eyes were bloodshot and watery, and she slurred her speech when speaking. Worley advised she had drank some today but could not give an exact amount or time when she last drank.” Officers made contact with the complainant/concerned citizen, who advised he observed Worley driving her vehicle all over the roadway and was afraid she would be involved in a bad crash or kill someone. During field sobriety tests, Worley had trouble maintaining her balance and showed several signs of impairment. Worley was placed under arrest for DUI and transported to the Whitfield County Jail, where she showed a BAC of .214. Worley was charged with DUI.