NWGA Scanner | September 22nd, 2021

Rossville man charged with DUI after leaving Chattanooga bar and making improper lane change

According to a Georgia State Patrol crash report, on 19th, 2021, at approximately 10:58 PM, Sergeant First Class Buckner was sitting off the roadway at McFarland Avenue and SR #1 (Highway 27) observing traffic. SFC Buckner reported, “[I] witnessed a blue 2016 Ford F-150 southbound on SR#1 make a right turn onto McFarland Avenue at a high rate of speed. The Ford wasn’t able to stay in its lane of travel and traveled into the painted gore area dividing the lanes. [I] activated my emergency blue lights and conducted a traffic stop on the Ford on McFarland Avenue at Wilson Street in the City of Rossville.” The trooper made contact with the driver, identified as Alec Parson Curtis, 22, of Rossville. The trooper reported immediately noticing that Curtis’s eyes were bloodshot, and there was a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle. The trooper explained to Curtis and his passenger why they were being stopped and then asked Curtis how much alcohol he had to drink prior to driving. Curtis advised that he had two bottles of Coor’s Light at the Brew and Cue. SFC Buckner reported, “While speaking with Mr.Curtis outside of his vehicle, [I] continued to detect the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath as he spoke. Mr. Curtis advised that he was playing pool while at the Brew and Cue and advised that his last drink was approximately 45 minutes earlier.” Curtis showed several signs of impairment during field sobriety and showed a BAC of .152 on a preliminary breath test. Curtis was then placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to implied consent. Curtis was transported to the Walker County Jail, charged with DUI and improper lane change.