NWGA Scanner | December 22nd, 2021

Rome man arrested for DUI after 911 call from concerned motorist in Floyd County

According to Floyd County Police Department incident report, on December 4th, 2021, at around 9:40 PM, Officer McMeekin was advised by Floyd County 911 of a BOLO for a Chevrolet truck that was driving all over the roadway on GA-1 south at Miller Mountain Road as the officer was traveling south on GA-1 south and observed what appeared to be a truck off the roadway in northbound lanes. I then turned and got behind the truck that had moved a little further into the grass on the side of the road. Officer McMeekin reported, “[I] then activated my blue lights and approached the driver side of the truck that matched the description Floyd 911 gave. As [I] approached the driver’s side of the truck, [I] observed a white male appearing to be asleep in the driver seat. [I] then noticed the truck was still in drive and that the male’s foot was on the brake pedal. [I] then tried to wake the male by using a verbal approach, and it was unsuccessful.” The male was later identified as Richard Seth Holley, 34, of Rome. Officer McMeekin reported, “[I] could smell an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. During this moment, [I] asked for a backup officer in order for roadside evaluations to be administered. [I] then asked Holley if he had been drinking and he advised no then stated he had a couple beers awhile ago.” Holley advised he was coming from Rome and was headed home. During field sobriety tests, Holley showed several clues of alcohol impairment. Officer McMeekin reported, “Once completed, it was deemed that Holley was under the influence of alcohol, and he was arrested. [I] then read Holley the Georgia Implied Consent, and he consented to a chemical test of his blood.” Holley was transported to the Whitfield County Jail, charged with DUI driving under the influence of alcohol.