NWGA Scanner | June 7th, 2022
According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on May 30th, 2022, at 12:25 AM, Officer B. Newport was patrolling the area of SR-20 near Halls Valley Road when he observed a 2014 black Chevy Silverado traveling westbound fail to maintain its lane several times by crossing both the yellow center line as well as the white line. Officer Newport conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified as Will Norman Brownlow, 21, of Rome. Officer Newport reported, “As [I] was speaking with Will, [I] could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from inside the vehicle. [I] also noticed Will had glassy, bloodshot eyes, which are signs of possible impairment. [I] asked Will where he and his passenger Dakota Lynn Hubbard were coming from. Will stated that they were coming from Mellow Mushroom on Broad Street and were headed to Centre, Alabama.” Will advised the officer he had nothing to drink prior to driving. When asked again, Will stated he only had one beer prior to driving. During field sobriety tests, Will showed several signs of impairment and was placed under arrest for DUI. Will then agreed to the state testing of his blood. According to the report, “Dakota did state that he and Will had approximately five alcoholic drinks while at Mellow Mushroom. Will was transported to the Floyd County Jail, charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane.