NWGA Scanner | April 27th, 2022

Dalton woman arrested for DUI after leaving bar and driving all over the roadway

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, On April 3rd, 2022, at 12:34 AM, Officer C. Walker stopped a maroon Chevy Malibu on Glenwood Avenue after he observed the vehicle drift all over the roadway and even into the opposite side of the road. Officer C. Walker reported, “[I] observed that almost the entire vehicle was now traveling in the center lane in the roadway instead of the left-hand lane. The vehicle continued to cross the center double yellow lines in the road multiple times.” The officer made contact with driver Alexis Raquel Smith, 23, of Dalton, and advised her why she was stopped. She stated she did not realize she was failing to keep her vehicle in her lane. Officer C. Walker reported, “As she spoke with me, [I] could smell the strong and distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her person. [I] could see that her eyes were glassy and appeared red. [I] asked Alexis if she had been drinking tonight. She stated, “Just one shot of Jose Cuervo. [I] noticed that the smell of the alcoholic beverage coming from her person appeared stronger. At one point, Alexis made a comment that made me believe that she believed she was going to jail for driving under the influence. She mentioned that she had called her mom to come to get her car and made a statement about her possibly being drunk. Lt. Eaton then arrived and assisted Officer Walker with field sobriety tests. Alexis showed several signs of impairment and showed a BAC of .217 on a PBT. She said at one point, “I know I’m drunk and I’m going to jail.” Alexis mentioned several times that she was drunk and had been drinking heavily at the Oyster Pub. Alexis was transported to the Whitfield County Jail, where she showed a BAC of .197 on the state test. She was charged with DUI alcohol .08 grams or more 21 or over and failure to maintain lane.