NWGA Scanner | March 11th, 2021

Menlo man found DUI after 911 call from concerned citizen reporting wrong-way driver in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on March 3rd, 2021, at around 8:18 PM, E-911 advised of a BOLO that was driving on the wrong side of the roadway into oncoming traffic due to the seriousness of the call Sgt. Wade responded to the area using his emergency equipment. The 911 caller advised it appeared to be an elderly male driving a blue older Chevrolet Truck with a Florida tag. The FCPD officer located the BOLO vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Turner’s Bend Road at Mays Bridge Road. Officer Wade reported, “Before [I] could exit my patrol vehicle, the driver who was an elderly male got out and began approaching me later identified as Keith Allen Reed, 68, of Menlo.” The officer advised he could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Keith, who was the only one in the vehicle. When asked, Keith stated that he had come from a biker bar and stated that he had consumed four 12 ounces of Michelob Ultras. When advised why he was stopped, Keith stated that he was lost and did not think he was on the wrong side of the roadway. When asked for his license, Keith handed the officer an ID card from Georgia and an ID card from Florida. Keith was found to be unlicensed through Georgia. Keith advised his license was, in fact, suspended, to which he stated they were. Keith showed several clues of impairment and displayed a BAC of .176. Keith allowed officers to search his vehicle. Sitting on the center console was a red solo cup containing alcohol. Keith stated that it was grapefruit juice and vodka. A tumbler was in the cup holder with more alcohol inside of it as well. The officer talked with the concerned citizen, who called 911. He stated that he observed the vehicle driving on the wrong side of the roadway into oncoming traffic and at the end of the GA 1 Loop. Keith was placed under arrest for DUI and was read Georgia Implied Consent for persons 21 years of age, to which he refused. Officer Doan located a Pinnacle Vodka bottle that only had 1/3rd of the bottle remaining, along with a full bottle of pineapple minute maid. Keith was transported to the Floyd County Jail charged with DUI-driving under the influence of alcohol, open container violation, and driving without a license.