NWGA Scanner | January 18th, 2021
According to a Rome Police Department incident report, on Saturday, December 26th, 2020, at approximately 3:46 AM, Officer Kent observed a blue in color GMC Yukon weaving inside of its lane of travel and failing to maintain its lane. While on Turner Mccall Blvd, the vehicle accelerated excessively from red lights and failed to maintain lane several times. The vehicle continued to accelerate and drive all over the roadway. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on Holmes Street. Officer Kent reported, “[I] approached the driver side window and asked for the driver’s license. Upon making contact with the driver, [I] could immediately smell the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle. [I] noticed that the driver had watery, bloodshot eyes and that he had droopy eyelids. While getting his license out of his pocket, the driver’s movements were extremely slow.” He handed the officer a DUI citation from the Floyd County Police department that he had received in October. On the citation was a temporary driving permit sticker. The driver was identified as La’Dory Robinson, 41, of Rome and returned through GCIC with a suspended license. While exiting the vehicle, Ladory’s movements were still extremely slow. He had to use the door to help him gain his balance to exit the vehicle. Officer Kent reported, “Once out of the vehicle, [I] asked Ladory to walk to the front of my patrol car. He began to stumble toward my car. Ladory stumbled to the right all the way into the opposite lane of traffic. [I] had to grab Ladory by the arm so that he wouldn’t fall over.” The officer reported the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Ladory and that he was slurring his words. When asked, he stated that he had some champagne approximately an hour prior. Ladory showed several clues of impairment during field sobriety tests. Ladory submitted a breath sample and gave a sample that was positive for alcohol at 0.232 BrAC. Ladory refused to give the officer an answer regarding implied consent, instead kept asking questions about his bond. During a search, Officer Gongwer found a 1.75-liter grey goose vodka bottle that was 2/3 empty. The vehicle was towed due to everyone in the vehicle being also under the influence. Ladory was transported to the Floyd County Jail charged with DUI- driving under the influence of alcohol, open container violation, driving while license suspended or revoked, and failure to maintain lane.