NWGA Scanner | July 24th, 2022
According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, July 13th, 2022, at 12:57 AM, Officer Bray was dispatched to the area of GA-53 at GA-140 in reference to a subject later identified as Rickey Allen Metcalf, 40, of Plainville, slumped over the steering wheel in a vehicle in the turn lane in the middle of the road. A concerned citizen reported he was out with Metcalf and had blown his horn, but the male still was not moving. Officer Bray made contact with the Metcalf at the driver’s side door and observed him be slumped over the steering wheel and passed out. Officer Bray reported, “[I] tried knocking on the window of the door, and the male subject did not move. [I] continued knocking on the window, and the male subject had raised up but was still sleeping. PFC George was able to reach inside of the vehicle from the passenger side window, which was cracked enough for him to get his arm through and unlock the door. Once PFC George got the passenger side door open, he reached in and had to put the vehicle in park and turn the vehicle off. At this point, the male subject had woken up and had a slurred speech when answering PFC George’s questions. [I] observed a Bud Light Can in the driver side floor board.” When asked for his license, Metcalf grabbed his wallet and pulled out money, and started counting it rather than giving officers his licenses. Metcalf stated to EMT that he was a diabetic and had high blood pressure and stated he actually “quit drinking”. Officer Bray asked Metcalf how much have he had to drink tonight, and he stated, “tonight”?, actually I went home and drank me a few beers, and I was really just chilling”. Metcalf then made a comment “if he was to get a DUI today this would make his seventh one”, and has taken all the classes to get to where he is at today”. During field sobriety testing, Metcalf showed several signs of impairment and showed a BAC of .201 on a PBT. According to the report, “Mr. Metcalf stated he only had a few beers and stated he waited before driving, making the statement you have four hours per beer, saying he took classes on this because he lost his licenses five times. Mr. Metcalf was asked how many beers he had, and he stated he had three 22oz Bud Light Cans. Also, while inside Floyd Medical Center for testing Mr. Metcalf stated he was really drunk if he was passed out behind the wheel, but now he is sober. Mr. Metcalf stated about ten years ago, this same scenario happened to him on Maple in Rome. Metcalf was transported to Floyd County Jail, where he was charged with driving with no insurance, open container violation, and DUI.