NWGA Scanner | October 8th, 2022

Ringgold woman arrested for DUI after driving all over the roadway while high on drugs in Catoosa County

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On September 22, 2022, at 3:10 PM, Deputy Fields and Cpl. Carmichael was sitting stationary at Catoosa Tabernacle when a motorist flagged them down due to a vehicle on US Hwy 41 driving recklessly with their flashers on. According to the report, “Deputy Fields was able to get behind the vehicle (1999 Nissan Sentra) near the Catoosa County Sheriff’s office. Deputy Fields initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle after witnessing the vehicle almost strike a mailbox.” After activating emergency equipment, the vehicle continued south on US 41, failing to maintain the lane passing the intersection of Battlefield Parkway. Deputy Fields then observed the driver, later identified as Haley Marie Cleek, 32, of Ringgold, moving around the front compartment of the vehicle continuity, throwing her hands up and looking back into the rearview mirror. While approaching Old County Road, the vehicle almost struck the bridge wall. Haley finally came to a stop at the Mapco at the intersection of Hwy 151 and Hwy 41. Deputies were advised by Catoosa County Communications center that there was no valid insurance on the vehicle. Haley attempted to quickly exit the vehicle and was in a state of apparent panic, talking fast and moving around a lot, stating she did not do anything. Cpl Carmichael and Ringgold PD Officer Malone had Haley exit the vehicle and begin investigating her for driving under the influence. During field sobriety testing, Haley showed several signs of impairment and was placed under arrest for DUI. Cpl. Carmichael also located pills and a capsule with an unknown substance. Cpl Carmichael also located several tinfoil wrappers with a burnt substance in them alongside a pink straw with burnt ends in plain view on the driver’s seat, consistent with narcotic use. According to the report, Haley advised state she uses Fentynal, oxy, and methamphetamine, which are consistent with the items located. Haley advised she had taken fentanyl and oxy several hours before driving. Haley was booked into the Catoosa County Jail, charged with DUI drugs, failure to maintain a single lane, no proof of insurance, possession of drug-related objects, possession of schedule II controlled substances, and prescription drugs not in the original container.