NWGA Scanner | February 17th, 2021

New York man charged with DUI after suspicious vehicle call in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on February 7th, 2021, at around 2:43 AM, Officer Boatfield was dispatched to Ga 293 at Freeman Ferry Road in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Officer Overstreet responded to assist her. The officer arrived and observed the vehicle in the ditch at the intersection. Officer Boatfield reported, “[I] approached the vehicle, which was turned off, and noticed that there was a male lying down in the front seat, seemingly asleep. After knocking on the window a couple of times, the male woke up. He began to put the key in the ignition when [I] told him to roll down the window.” The driver, identified as Zachary Crowley, 24, Schaghticoke, New York, advised he had pulled over on his way home. The officer reported Zachary as being very lethargic. The officer also reported that there was vomit on the side of his vehicle as well as his left shoulder. Zachary got distracted while simply getting his ID for the officer. He stated over and over that he had identification. Zachary seemed very unstable on his feet. Zachary could not directly answer any questions asked by the officer. He also advised that he had not taken any drugs or had anything to drink. Zachary was unable to maintain balance, stand still, or follow basic instructions while Officer Overstreet attempted HGN. During a search of the vehicle, officers located a grinder, a pipe, and a small amount of marijuana in two different bags. Zachary, who was detained, was advised that he was under arrest. Zachary was read Georgia Implied Consent Notice and refused. Zachary then refused to get inside the patrol vehicle. He put his head in the way of the door as officers attempted to shut it. Zachary was transported to the Floyd County Jail, where he was charged with possession and use of drug-related objects, marijuana-possess less than 1 oz., DUI- driving under the influence of alcohol, willful obstruction of law enforcement officers.