NWGA Scanner | May 22nd, 2022

Rome man arrested for DUI after suspicious person call from concerned citizen in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On May 8th, 2022, at 4:06 AM, Officer B. Newport was dispatched by Floyd County 911 to an address on Glendale Road in reference to a suspicious person. 911 advised that the complainant stated a Hispanic male driving a white Toyota Tacoma had pulled into his driveway and was extremely intoxicated. Officer Newport reported, “[I] arrived on scene and witnessed the Hispanic male attempting to get into his vehicle to back out and leave. [I] activated my emergency equipment and pulled in behind the vehicle to prevent it from backing out of the driveway.” The officer then made contact with the driver Rolando Vasquez-Juarez, 42, Rome. Officer Newport reported, “[I] noticed his eyes were bloodshot, and [I] could smell the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the inside of the vehicle. [I] also observed multiple open alcoholic beverages located in the center console of the vehicle.” The officer noticed Juarez was stumbling and having a hard time keeping his balance while walking. Juarez stated he drove to the location, and he stated he had a little bit of alcohol to drink prior to driving. During field sobriety tests, Juarez showed several signs of impairment. Officer Newport reported, “Due to Mr. Juarez’s level of intoxication, [I] determined it would not be safe to continue with the remainder of the evaluations and placed Mr. Juarez under arrest. Juarez then agreed to the state test for his blood. Juarez was transported to the Floyd County Jail, charged with DUI and open container violation.