NWGA Scanner | July 11th, 2022

Man wanted in Tennessee arrested for DUI after switching to the passenger seat in front of Floyd County officers

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on July 1st, 2022, Officer Quijada and PFC. Tetsworth, while patrolling the area of Reeceburg Road when observed a white in color Dodge Journey come to a complete stop at the stop sign located at the intersection of Reeceburg Rd and Booze Mountain Road. The driver, later identified as Steven Allen Day, 43, Rydal, proceeded to turn off the vehicle’s lights and switch seats with the passenger, who was later identified as Destiny Spradlen. Officer conducted a traffic stop and was advised that they switched sweats due to Day being unfamiliar with the area. When asked for their license, Day started acting extremely nervous and did not provide his driver’s license. The tag registration returned through Floyd 911 as having no valid insurance. Day then showed the presence of alcohol on a Breathalyzer test. Officer Quijada reported, “[I] proceeded to walk to the passenger’s side door where [I] advised Mr. Day to exit the vehicle. Mr. Day started to act in a nervous manner and proceeded to ask me why. [I] advised Mr.Day that [I] was going to explain to him when he exited the vehicle. [I] proceeded to ask Mr. Day several times to exit the vehicle, and he ignored my commands. [I] proceeded to open the door and asked Mr. Day to exit the vehicle. Mr. Day then exited the vehicle and proceeded to look at me. [I] smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Mr. Day.” Day continued to ignore the officers commands and tried pulling away from him. Day was then placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state test. Day did advised he had only a few drinks earlier. Day was also found to have an active felony warrant out of Tennessee. Day was booked into the Floyd County Jail, charged with DUI, driving with no insurance, and fugitive from justice.