NWGA Scanner | August 24th, 2022

Rome woman arrested again for DUI child endangerment after fleeing crash with her 7-year-old daughter

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On August 10th, 2022, at 5:05 PM, Officer K. Wade took a phone call in regards to legal advice. Upon hearing the complainant’s concerns the officer responded to the scene. The caller advised Shelley Samantha Hass, 35, of Rome, was supposed to be picking up her son but appeared to be under the influence. She was arrested recently for DUI by GSP on July 31st, 2022, with her children in the vehicle, and she was concerned. The caller also informed the officer that she was concerned about the child’s well-fare due to some injuries on his body. Officer B. Carrington took a report on August 9th in reference to the alleged abuse. On August 10th, at 5:37 PM, a hit-and-run was dispatched on Old Summerville Road near CCC Road that involved a Green Chevy Trailblazer, which was the vehicle description provided for Hass. The victim informed the officer that Hass had side-swiped his vehicle near North Floyd Church and CCC Road. He then turned around to follow Hass since she “took off” and did not attempt to stop. He was able to catch Hass and get her stopped. Officer Wade reported, “[I] then spoke with Hass. Hass’s eyes appeared “glassed over” and red. Hass was constantly moving around and holding onto her vehicle for balance. When [I] asked Hass about the wreck, she stated, “I must have hit someone.” Hass was crying because she was supposed to be on her way to pick up her son.” Her 7-year-old daughter was also crying, stating, “my mommy’s going to jail again,” multiple times. She also referred to Hass’s alcoholic beverage in the cup holder as “mommy’s juice.” When the officer smelled the cup, it smelled of alcohol and juice mixed together. Hass did admit to having some drinks before driving. Officer Puckett did conduct Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and ARIDE evaluations on Hass, who showed several signs of impairment and a BrAC .138 of a PBT. Officer Puckett determined that she was under the influence of alcohol. Hass was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state testing of her breath. Hass was transported to the Floyd County Police Station, where she showed a BrAC of .129. Hass then was explained and issued an Administrative License Suspension form. Hass was booked into the Floyd County Jail, charged with an open container of alcoholic beverage, failure to maintain lane, DUI – driving under the influence of alcohol 0.08g or more, hit and run; duty of driver to stop at or return to the scene of an accident, and DUI endangering a child.