NWGA Scanner | November 22nd, 2022

Rome man arrested for DUI after being stopped for speeding by trooper in Floyd County

According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, On October 29th, 2022, at 8:02 PM, Trooper Haggard of Cartersville Post 3 was patrolling north on GA 53 at GA 293 when he observed a black BMW 740I traveling southbound at a high rate of speed at 70 mph in a 45 mph zone. The trooper made a U-turn and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. Trooper Haggard then made contact with the driver, identified as Morris Franklin Kinnebrew Jr., 59, of Rome. Trooper Haggard reported, “[I] observed his bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech, and the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. While speaking to Mr. Kinnebrew, [I] asked him how much he had had to drink, and Mr. Kinnebrew stated, “two beers.” [I] asked Mr. Kinnebrew if he consented to perform field sobriety, and Mr. Kinnebrew consented. Mr. Kinnebrew showed multiple signs of impairment. Mr. Kinnebrew was asked if he would provide a breath sample on a PBT. Mr. Kinnebrew stated, “I drank a little more than two beers. I had a couple of shots and two beers.” Kinnebrew was then placed under arrest for DUI and refused the state test. Kinnebrew had a marijuana-rolled cigarette in his pocket, which was destroyed on the scene in front of the trooper’s dash camera. Kinnebrew was transported to the Floyd County Jail and charged with DUI, speeding, and seatbelt violation.