NWGA Scanner | October 26th, 2022

Marietta man arrested for DUI after driving reckless at speeds over 100 mph on I-75 in Gordon County

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On Saturday, October 8th, 2022, at 6:52 PM, Deputy Carnes was on routine patrol in the area on Interstate 75, mile marker 317, when he received a phone call from Deputy Shipman, who is also employed with the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Shipman advised that he witnessed a white Honda Accord bearing Tennessee plate BGB2078 traveling south on Interstate 75 around mile marker 320 at speeds over 100 mph and weaving in and out of traffic. Deputy Shipman said that the Honda was maneuvering from the right lane all the way to the left lane without using turn signals and making it unsafe for other drivers on the interstate. According to the report, “Deputy Shipman also advised that he witnessed the Honda pass a tractor-trailer on the right emergency shoulder of the roadway. Deputy Carnes traveled south on Interstate 75 and witnessed the white Honda overtake multiple vehicles on the bridge at mile marker 315. Deputy Carnes watched as the Honda went from the left lane to the far right lane cutting off multiple vehicles. The Honda changed lanes without giving proper notice to the other motorist on the road and almost caused a serious vehicle crash. The other motorist on Interstate 75 had to brake suddenly and caused congestion in traffic.” Deputy Carnes attempted a traffic stop and observed the Honda driving all over the roadway, failing to maintain a single lane at speeds over 90 mph. Deputy Carnes was able to get the Honda stopped around mile marker 311 on Interstate 75. Deputy Carnes accused he could not see the driver due to the extreme dark window tint on the vehicle and had the driver, later identified as Mario Majia De Rios, 22, of Marietta. After being advised of the reason for the stop, Mario repeatedly asked what his exact speed was. Deputy Carnes observed Mario’s eyes to be bloodshot and watery. The deputy also reported that Mario had slow and slurred speech. According to the report, “When Deputy Carnes asked Mario where he was coming from, he told him that he was coming from Marietta. Deputy Carnes explained to Mario that he was traveling south on Interstate 75 and that Marietta was south of Gordon County and that he was coming from Whitfield County.” Mario denied having anything to drink or smoking any marijuana. During Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Mario showed several signs of impairment and refused the PBT test. Mario was then placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. Mario was booked into the Gordon County Jail, charged with DUI driving under the influence of alcohol, Improper Lane Change, reckless driving, and failure to maintain lane.