NWGA Scanner | June 15th, 2022

Dalton woman arrested for DUI drugs after being stopped for running stop sign

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, On May 31st, 2022, at 10:04 PM, Officer Marcus was stationary observing the intersection of Grimes Street and Nelson Street when he observed a black passenger car run the stop sign. The officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified as Ruby Anai Raymundo, 20, of Dalton. Officer Marcus reported, “[I] could smell a strong odor coming from the vehicle. The odor was sweet-smelling, and at first, [I] could not identify the odor. [I] could also smell a strong odor of perfume. [I] had initially thought that someone had sprayed perfume to mask the smell of something else in the vehicle. At this time, [I] noticed a bottle of perfume in the seat with the passenger. [I] asked if [I] could hold the perfume. [I] smelled the nozzle of the perfume and realized that this was the masking odor that [I] identified.” The officer reported that Ruby seemed very nervous. While checking Ruby through his computer, the officer noticed that Ruby had involvement with the Dalton Police Department in the past regarding marijuana usage while driving. Ruby stated that she smoked from a THC vape pen prior to the traffic stop. During field sobriety tests, Ruby showed very slow movements and off-balanced. She stumbled a few times while walking and then leaned against her car as if to maintain her balance. Ruby showed several signs of marijuana impairment. Officer Marcus determined that Ruby was impaired to the extent that it was unsafe for her to operate a motor vehicle. Ruby was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state test for her blood. Ruby was transported to the Whitfield County Jail charged with DUI drugs less safe, and failure to stop at a stop sign.