NWGA Scanner | November 19th, 2022

Rome woman arrested for DUI after 911 call from concerned citizen in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On October 30th, 2022, at 12:22 AM, dispatch advised all units of a BOLO involving a White Honda Accord that was speeding and swerving in and out of lanes. Dispatched advised that the vehicle was traveling on GA 53 approaching the intersection at the East Rome Bypass near the Unity Christian School. Officer Quijada located the vehicle and observed the vehicle swerving multiple times from side to side within its lane of travel. Officer Quijada reported, “Due to this, my observation of the vehicle swerving, and the BOLO that came out [I] proceeded to attempt to stop the vehicle on GA 53 at Andersons Street by activating my emergency blue lights. The driver of the White Honda Accord, who was later identified as Ms. Amy Leanna Hall, 43, of 102 Howell Street, Rome, did not stop and continued driving the vehicle on GA 53, passing West Callahan Street and Evans Street. Ms. Hall continued traveling on GA 53 and then turned right onto Wright Street, hitting the curve with her rear right tire. Ms. Hall then continued traveling on Wright Street past Forsyth Street and took another right turn onto Howell Street, running over another curve before coming to a stop in front of 102 Howell Street.” Hall advised she had seen the blue lights. She just wanted to make it home so that her vehicle wasn’t towed. Officer Quijada noticed that Hall had glassy, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from her breath as she spoke. Officer Quijada then asked Hall if she had anything to drink, to which she stated that she only had just a little bit. Officer Quijada reported, “[I] asked Ms. Hall how much was a little bit, and she stated that she had three beers and a shot of tequila. Officer Quijada, PFC. Nelson and PFC. Newport, we’re able to observe multiple open beer cans inside Hall’s vehicle, which she acknowledges having in the vehicle. SGT. Penny arrived on the scene and performed field sobriety on Hall, who showed several signs of impairment. Hall was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state test. Hall was then transported to the Floyd County Police Department, where she showed a BAC of .182 on the state test. Hall blew a was then transported to the Floyd County Jail, where she was booked and charged with DUI and open container violation.