NWGA Scanner | May 12th, 2022

Rome man arrested for DUI after nearly changing lanes into Floyd County police officer on North Broad Street

According to Floyd County Police Department incident report, April 30th, 2022, at 9:22 PM, Sgt. Wade was traveling South on North Broad Street when a black Toyota Tacoma drifted over into his lane, failing to maintain their lane of travel. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver, who identified himself as Kyle Morgan Kramer, 25, of Rome. Sgt. Wade reported, “[I] advised Kyle the reason [I] stopped him, to which he stated he was attempting to change lanes to turn into the Dollar General and did not see me until the last minute. While speaking with Kyle, [I] observed his eyes to be red and bloodshot, and [I] began to smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from within the vehicle. [I] asked Kyle if he had consumed any alcohol tonight, to which he stated “no”, [I] asked if he was sure, to which he then changed his statement to he only had “2”. [I] again asked Kyle how much alcohol he had consumed, to which he answered the question this time, stating he was not sure how much he had consumed and then later changed it again to consuming 6 to 7 beers while floating the river today. Sgt. Ward arrived on the scene to assist with the traffic stop. During Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Kyle showed several signs of alcohol impairment and showed a BAC of .13 on PBT. Kyle was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state test. Kyle was transported to the Floyd County Police Department, where he showed a BAC of .122. Kyle was then transported to the Floyd County Jail, charged with DUI and failure to maintain a lane.