NWGA Scanner | October 3rd, 2021

Lindale man charged with DUI after being stopped for having no tail lights in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on September 22nd, 2021, at around 2:22 AM, Officer Dollar observed a 2008 black Pontiac G6 traveling northbound on Maple Road after leaving the Kangaroo gas station located at 3129 Maple Road. According to the report, The suspect vehicle did not have any operating tail lights on the rear of the vehicle. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver, later identified as Michael Andrew Cook, 24, of Lindale, attempted to exit the vehicle. The officer advised Micheal to stay in the vehicle. Officer Dollar reported, “[I] detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage dissipating from the vehicle. [I] also detected an odor of suspected marijuana dissipating from the vehicle. [I] observed Michael’s eyes to be bloodshot and having a glazed and/or glassy appearance. Michael put his hands on his face and stated he has been having bad luck.” The officer asked Michael how much he had had to smoke tonight, referencing marijuana and that his eyes were bloodshot. Michael stated, “I know.” Michael advised that he hit the bowl twice. Officer George arrived on the scene and assisted with the traffic stop. While searching the front passenger side of Michael’s vehicle, the officer immediately located an unopened tall, cold can of Natural Light beer in a black plastic baggie on the front passenger seat. During field sobriety testing Michael showed several signs of impairment. Michael was placed under arrest for DUI and then agreed to a blood draw. Micheal showed a BAC .034 on Alco-Sensor. Michael stated he had a 16 or 20 oz beer. Michael was transported to the Floyd County Jail, where he was charged with DUI alcohol, improper tail lights, marijuana possession, and use/possession of drug-related objects. Nothing further to report.