NWGA Scanner | June 28th, 2022

Rock Spring man arrested for DUI after driving reckless on Highway 27 in Chattooga County

According to a Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On June 19th, 2022, at 7:44 PM, Deputy T. Railey and Deputy J. Starkey were traveling north on Highway 27 at the Dollar General in Trion when they observed a white Chevy Silverado 2500 switch from the left lane to the right lane close to striking a vehicle in the right lane without using a turn signal. According to the report, “The Chevy then sped off at a high rate of speed and began to drive in the middle of the roadway at the Waste Water Treatment Plant.” Deputies performed a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, later identified as Adam Elijah Boggs, 34, of Rock Spring, GA. According to the report, “Mr. Boggs stated he was not driving recklessly. He was driving normal like everyone else.” Deputy Railey reported he could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, so he had Boggs step out of the vehicle. Deputy Railey reported, “Speaking to Mr. Boggs, he was slurring his speech, and his pupils were pinpoint, [I] could also smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person. [I] asked Mr. Boggs where he was coming from, and he stated he had just picked up food from Jefferson’s in Summerville, and he was taking it to his wife and kids at his residence. Mr. Boggs also stated he had just come from the Stonebridge golf course in Calhoun, GA. [I] advised Mr. Boggs the Stonebridge golf course is located in Rome, not Calhoun, and he advised me that Rome and Calhoun are the same locations.” Deputy Armstrong also arrived to assist with the traffic stop. During field sobriety tests, Boggs showed several signs of impairment. Boggs was placed under arrest for DUI and refused the state test. Boggs was booked into the Chattooga County Jail, charged with DUI less safe, reckless driving, and failure to maintain a single lane.