NWGA Scanner | November 30th, 2021
According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on November 18th, 2021, at around 6:42 PM, Officer Boatfield was dispatched to a BOLO in regards to a possible impaired driver on GA-101. Officer Chandler was also dispatched to the call. The call was given as a gold Suburban bearing New York plates driving erratically, leaving his lanes of travel, following too close, and almost hitting cars head-on. Due to the nature of the call, Officer Chandler activated his emergency lights and sirens in order to arrive at the scene as quickly as possible. Officer Boatfield activated her emergency equipment and got up to the vehicle to attempt a traffic stop. The driver, identified as Jean’rene Brown, 31, of Powder Springs, stopped on Dean Avenue. Officer Boatfield reported, “[I] approached the vehicle and noticed a very lethargic driver. [I] Asked what was going on, and the driver advised me that he was “super lost.” He then stated that he was trying to get back to work. He advised that he worked in sales in Marietta.” According to the report, Jean’rene did not have a valid license. He only had a permit out of New York. Officer Chandler and Officer Boatfield both observed the smell of alcoholic beverage coming from Jean’rene. According to the report, “Jean’rene advised that he did take medications daily,including prescribed Xanax. Jean’rene told Officer Chandler and Officer Boatfield that he last took it about an hour prior to our meeting. Officer Chandler asked Jean’rene if he knew he was not supposed to be driving while taking medication, and he advised that he did. When asked, Jean’rene stated that he had just moved here from Buffalo, New York. He later stated to the officers that he lived in Powder Springs and asked what city he was currently in. Officer Boatfield reported, “Jean’rene’s answers to our questions were slow. His speech was not slurred, but he did appear very lethargic at all times during the meeting.” During Field Sobriety Tests, Jean’rene showed several signs of impairment. Jean’rene was then placed under arrest for DUI. Jean’rene was read Georgia Implied Consent, and he refused testing. Jean’rene was transported to the Floyd County Jail. According to Floyd County Sheriff’s office reports, while being booked Jean’rene intentionally placed a foreign object down a toilet causing it to flood the cell and booking room. He also refused to remove his street clothing which prompted officers to force him on the floor. Jean’rene was charged with DUI, interference with government property, damage to property, and three counts of obstruction.