NWGA Scanner | May 25th, 2022

Dalton woman arrested for DUI after early morning crash in Whitfield County

According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, On May 13, 2022, at 5:00 AM, Trooper Cantrell responded to the area of Redwine Cove Road in reference to a single-vehicle crash. The trooper made contact with the driver, Amalia Morris, 25, of Dalton, who was sitting on the back of the fire truck. Trooper Cantrell reported, “While talking with Mrs. Morris, [I] could smell the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath. [I] also observed that her eyes were bloodshot and watery and her pupils were extremely dilated. [I] asked Mrs. Morris if she had been drinking, and she advised that she had been drinking bud lights somewhere on Waring Road in Dalton.” Morris also advised she took some medication around 9:00 PM the night before. Morris advised the trooper she was going to her home in Chatsworth. While talking with Morris, the trooper observed that her speech was slow, slurred, mumbled, and difficult to understand at times. Morris was reported to have a difficult time keeping her balance and following instructions. According to the report, During the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) Evaluation, she almost fell over. Morris showed several signs of impairment during tests and showed a BAC of .250 on a PBT. After nearly falling over several times, evaluations were cut short for Morris’s safety. Morris was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state test for blood. Morris was booked into the Whitfield County Jail, charged with DUI and failure to maintain a lane.