NWGA Scanner | January 11th, 2022

Rome man arrested for DUI after driving impaired to New Years Day checkpoint in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on New Years Day, January 1st, 2022, at around 2:15 AM, Officer C. Forrister was participating in a road safety checkpoint on the GA-1 Loop at Turner Chapel Road when a vehicle being driven by Gene Shelton Cadle, 23, of Rome, did travel into the checkpoint. Officer Forrister and Sgt. Penny both reported the smell of marijuana was obvious coming form inside the vehicle while it traveled by before being stopped for the safety check point. Officer Forrister reported, “When Cadle stepped out of the vehicle [I] was able to see that he was not wearing pants and his eyes did appear to be red and glossy. [I] did go ahead and ask Cadle if he had been drinking tonight and did admit to me that he had been drinking alcohol.” Cadle also advised Sgt. Penny that he had smoked marijuana as well. According to the report, While moving to the safer location on the roadside Cadle did appear to concentrate while taking his steps and his speech seem to be slow and lethargic. Sgt. Penny perform field sobriety tests on Cadle. During this exam he showed six out of six clues on HGN and showed positive for BAC on a PBT with a .17. According to the report, “Because Cadles vehicle did have the smell of marijuana coming from it a search of the vehicle was performed by Officer Sangphim and Officer Wright while field sobriety exams were done. Marijuana residue and an open container of alcohol was found inside Cadles vehicle.”┬áCadle was then placed under arrest for DUI driving under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana, Cadle was read implied consent and did agree to the state test. Cadle was transported to the Floyd County Jail, charged with DUI-multiple substances.