NWGA Scanner | October 13th, 2022
According to a Floyd County Police department incident report, On September 23rd, 2022, at approximately 11:37 PM, Lt. Hovers initiated a traffic stop on Turner McCall Blvd on a Honda after the driver, later identified as Anna Lucrecia Vasquez-Perez, 38, Lindale, slammed on her brakes and swerved hitting a curb. Officer Forrister arrived on the scene and assisted with the traffic stop. According to the report, “Lt. Hovers believed the driver was going to stop near the McDonalds, but she continued further up Turner McCall past the intersection with Cooper Drive before coming to a stop in the turning lane located in front of the Circle K Gas Station. Lt. Hovers explained that when he approached the vehicle, he could smell the odor of alcohol coming from the driver and saw the open bottle of Heineken sitting in the cup holder.” Lt. Hovers did leave the scene and turned the traffic stop over to Officer Forrister. Ana provided the officer with her Guatemala ID. Ana also advised she could not speak English. Spanish-speaking Officer Vicente responded to assist. Officer Forrister reported, “While waiting for Officer Vicente [I] did notice multiple empty containers of Alcoholic beverages in the rear seat of the vehicle. [I] did begin to collect these and place them on the hood of the vehicle, and Ana began to call me a “cheater” and advised me that the containers were not hers.” During the HGN test ( Horizontal gaze nystagmus) Ana showed six out of six clues for alcohol impairment. Ana also showed further signs of impairment in the remanding field sobriety tests. Officer Forrister reported, “Ana was then asked to blow in a roadside alcosensor. Ana was giving instructions on the alcosensor, and instead of blowing through the straw provided, she began to suck air through the straw. [I] explained the noise difference. Ana then, instead of blowing following instructions, grabbed my hand while it was holding the alcosensor and began to force my hand and the alcosensor near her face while she blew saliva and air into the straw [I] was able to hear the airway of the straw being obstructed by Ana’s actions leading me to believe she was attempting to obstruct the alcosensor. It did show a positive result of alcohol .067.” Ana was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state test. Ana was booked into the Floyd County Jail and charged with DUI and open container violation.