NWGA Scanner | November 15th, 2022

Rome woman arrested again for DUI after following too closely and speeding in Floyd County

According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, on October 28th, 2022, at 9:00 PM, Trooper Mefford of Calhoun post 43 stopped a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer as it was following too closely behind a white Ram 3500 and then accelerated to 63 MPH in a 40 MPH speed zone on GA-20. Trooper Mefford made contact with the driver, identified as Hannah Nicole Shropshire, 35, of Rome, and explained the reason that he had stopped her. Trooper Mefford reported, “[I] asked her where she was coming from. She stated that she was coming from the gas station and getting groceries. She also stated that she was at work at Olive Garden, but she was not wearing a uniform. She was wearing jeans and a sweatshirt. [I] asked for her driver’s license. She provided an ID card stating that she had a temporary permit, but it was a paper copy. After running her information through GCIC, [I] confirmed that she had a DUI permit. [I] then returned to speak with Ms. Shropshire. While [I] was speaking with her, I detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from inside the vehicle. [I] asked Ms. Shropshire if she had drunk any alcohol. She stated that she had not. [I] then asked her if there was any reason [I] could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage. She stated that there should not be.” Trooper Mefford noticed that her eyes were glassy. Shropshire then showed a BrAC of .112 on a PBT. Shropshire then changed her story and stated that she had only consumed two beers before driving. During Standard Field Sobriety Tests, Shropshire showed several signs of impairment and was placed under arrest for DUI. Shropshire refused the state test and was transported to the Floyd County Jail, charged with driving in violation of a conditional permit, speeding, and DUI.