NWGA Scanner | June 30th, 2021

Emerson man arrested for DUI again after 911 call from concerned motorist in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on June 24th, 2021, 11:58 PM, Officer Bray was en-route to the area of GA-1 heading north toward Summerville for a BOLO of a dark gray Ford Fusion failing to maintain lane and driving in both lanes of travel. Dispatch advised the complainant calling instated the vehicle had made it to the county line and turned around and was now going south on GA-1 in the northbound lane. Dispatch then advised they were passing Old Summerville Road off of GA-1. Officer Bray reported, “[I] observed a dark color Ford Fusion pass me near Old Summerville Road, which was now in the correct lane of travel. [I] turned around to try to catch up to the vehicle and observed the vehicle crossing over the solid yellow line multiple times and reentering his lane of travel. [I] then observed the vehicle’s right blinker come on as it was about to change lanes. Prior to getting over into the outside lane, the vehicle eased over near the yellow line again. [I] activated my lights to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle then crossed over the fog line as if the driver was pulling over. Once halfway over the fog line and still in the outside lane of travel, the vehicle began to speed up. The vehicle continued traveling halfway off in the road and over the fog line for approximately 50 yards before coming to a stop just before GA 156.” The officer made contact with the driver, later identified as Jason Ronald Stover, 49, of Emerson. Jason then reaches into the passenger side seat and grabs a gray sweatshirt throwing it in front of the gear shift, trying to cover up a medicine bottle that was under the radio console. Officer Bray reported, “The driver then began looking for his license and stated he got them in here somewhere. [I] asked the drivers where he was heading tonight, and he stated he was heading to work to Shaw in Cartersville.” Sgt. Wade arrived and assisted with field sobriety tests where Jason showed several clues of impairment. Jason was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state test for his blood. Jason was transported to Floyd County Jail, where he was charged with DUI-driving under the influence of drugs and failure to maintain a lane. According to arrest records, Jason has several previous DUI arrests this year. Jason was also convicted of DUI and serious injury by vehicle back in 2012.