NWGA Scanner | August 20th, 2022

Rossville man arrested for DUI child endangerment after traffic stop in Catoosa County

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On August 9th, 2022, at 4:48 PM, Lieutenant K. Cantrell was sitting stationary at the red light at the intersection of Cloud Springs Road and Mack Smith Road. According to the report, “Lt. Cantrell observed a black Nissan Sentra turn northbound on Mack Smith Road with a small juvenile not restrained and hanging halfway out of the rear driver’s side window.” Lt. Cantrell initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver Kyle Lamar Ensley, 45, of Rossville. Lt. Cantrell could immediately smell a strong odor of burnt marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle. According to the report, “Kyle’s eyes were squinted and when he was asked to open them wider, they were extremely bloodshot. Kyle’s speech was slow as well as his fine motor skills. He was asked when was the last time he smoked marijuana, and he stated approximately 30-45 minutes ago.” During field sobriety testing, Kyle showed several signs of marijuana impairment. Kyle was arrested for DUI and agreed to the state testing of his blood. Kyle was transported to the Catoosa County Jail, charged with DUI, DUI child endangerment, and safety belt child passenger restraints.