NWGA Scanner | May 12th, 2022
According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On April 30th, 2022, at 2:37 am, Sgt. Ward was on patrol in the area of GA-1 at Six Mile. E-911 dispatched a “BOLO” for a vehicle that was traveling “all over the road” in Bartow County and was heading into Floyd County. The officer then located the dark-colored SUV traveling eastbound on GA-20, failing to maintain a lane. Sgt Ward reported, “After [I] activated my blue lights to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle, it crossed over and was riding halfway in the turning lane. After returning to the middle of the lane, the vehicle came to rest in the middle of the fast lane (left lane).” The officer made contact with the driver, identified as Ashley Lorraine Rosser, 34, of Rome. When asked how much she had to drink prior to driving she stated, “not too much”. Officer Ribot arrived and assisted with the traffic stop. Ashley stated she only had two drinks prior to driving. During some field sobriety tests, Ashley showed several signs of alcohol impairment and showed a BAC of .113 on a PBT. According to the report, “It is noted that the test was stopped early, which indicates that she would have been higher than listed.” Sgt Ward reported, “While attempting to put her in cuffs, she started crying, getting argumentative, and placing blame on me. She said it was my fault and [I] was going to get her kid taken away. She asked me several times if I had kids and if I wanted her kid to die. After reading her implied consent for breath, she said “no” which is a refusal. She then refused to put her feet in the car and sit properly so the door could be shut. At this time [I] asked her about someone coming to her get her vehicle, and when said for someone, she said “your momma”.” Ashley was transported to Floyd County Jail, charged with DUI and failure to maintain a lane.