NWGA Scanner | May 15th, 2021

Rome man charged with DUI in connection with April motorcycle crash in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on April 14th, 2021, at around 2:33 PM, Officer Carrington was dispatched to Old River Road for a motorcycle crash with injuries. The officer arrived and found the motorcyclist, Richy Darron Huckaby, 55, of Rome lying in the roadway. The fire department was tending to his injuries. The motorcycle was lying in the ditch on the southbound side. Richy’s son said he was following Richy in a vehicle and saw the crash. He said that after Richy went through the slight curve, he hit the gravel patch and lost control. He said Richy went airborne when he hit the end of the gravel patch and headed to the ditch and traveled along the ditch, and was then thrown off the bike. Officer Carrington, “[I] asked him how fast he was going, and he said that he did not know, but it was pretty fast.” He said that this was the second time that he had crashed the motorcycle. Richy was transported to Floyd ER. Before being transported, the EMTs said that Richy smells like he had been drinking. The officer went to the ER and spoke with Richy’s Ex-wife, who stated he knew his license was suspended after checking it online earlier in the year. Richy stated that he knew his license was in fact, suspended. Officer Carrington reported, “As [I] was talking with him [I] could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath. His eyes were red and glassy.” The officer applied for a search warrant for his medical records. On April 16th, 2021, a search warrant for Richy’s toxicology report for his ER visit. On May 5th, 20201, at 4:02 PM, the officer received Richy’s toxicology report, and it read that he had Ethanol in his blood of 0.164. Arrest warrants were obtained on May 6th, 2021, for Richy. Richy was booked into the Floyd County Jail charged with knowingly driving a motor vehicle on suspended, canceled, or revoked registration, DUI-driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to maintain lane, and driving while license suspended or revoked.