NWGA Scanner | January 3rd, 2022

Rome man attempts to destroy drugs after brief DUI pursuit in Floyd County

Floyd County Police Department incident report, on December 22nd, 2021, 11:39 PM, while Sgt. Wade was on routine patrol he noticed an Orange Chevrolet Sonic failed to maintain their lane of travel twice by driving on top of the double yellow line. Sgt. Wade reported, “It should be noted that upon activating my blue lights, we were in the area of 2 gas stations that were ideal for the vehicle to pull over at but continued. The vehicle continued traveling past the gas stations, turning left onto Park Avenue. The vehicle turned their right blinker on, indicating they were going to pull over, but as they began to pull over, the vehicle merged back into the lane of travel and began to flee from law enforcement traveling Northbound on Park Avenue traveling at speeds of from 45 MPH to 50MPH in a 35 MPH zone. The vehicle continued traveling North on Park Avenue with speeds back and forth from 45 MPH to 50 MPH. The vehicle crossed over from Park Avenue to Maple Road, where he continued traveling North on Maple Road with little to no other traffic on the roadway. The vehicle turned left onto East 20th St, where the vehicle was now traveling above the posted speed limit in a residential neighborhood where [I] also observed at least one person walking on or close to the roadway. The vehicle continued to flee from police, turning right onto Hull Ave and then left onto East 19th St where the vehicle pulled in the driveway of 100 B East 19th St. During the entire time the vehicle was fleeing, they were unable to maintain their lane of travel multiple times and consistently weaving within their lane of travel. [I] exited my patrol vehicle with my department-issued handgun pointed in the direction of the vehicle that had been fleeing.” The officer approached the vehicle and grabbed the male driver, later identified as Tylan Dwight Chambers, 22, of Rome, by his left wrist, pulling him from the vehicle toward the ground, where he was given verbal commands for him to place his hands behind his back. Sgt. Wade reported, “While escorting Tylan out of the vehicle he was driving [I] could smell the odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle. Tylan was escorted to my patrol vehicle, where he was placed in the backseat of my patrol vehicle. Tylan was advised of his Miranda Rights, to which he stated he understood them and still wished to speak with me. When Tylan would speak [I] began smelling the strong odor of marijuana coming from when he was talking at which time [I] asked him to open his mouth where [I] noticed he had two pennies inside of his mouth, [I] also noticed that he had a green film on his tongue along with pieces of suspected marijuana still on his tongue. Tylan was asked how much alcohol he had consumed tonight, to which he stated he had a beer two hours ago along with two shots, [I] asked Tylan how much marijuana did he eat to which he stated it was a “small piece of blunt” and the only reason he ate it because he was on probation. Due to Tylan’s admission of consuming alcohol along, his admission to eating marijuana driving down the road, and his inability to maintain his lane of travel, he was read Georgia Implied Consent for people 21 years of age and over for the states test of his blood to which he refused.” Tylan’s driver side window tint was also observed to be very dark and was tested, which showed it was 13% which is below the legal limit of 32 % Tylan’s vehicle was left at his grandmother’s house, where he parked it after fleeing and was transported to the Floyd County Jail where he was booked. Upon Tylan being searched at the Floyd County Jail, he was found to be in possession of a bag of suspected marijuana that was found in his scrotum area. Tylan was charged with possession of marijuana, DUI, crossing the guard line with drugs, tampering with evidence, attempting to elude police, open container violation, window tint violation, and failure to maintain lane.