NWGA Scanner | November 2nd, 2022

Rossville woman arrested for DUI after driving all over the roadway in Walker County

According to a Walker County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On October 15th, 2022, at 12:58 AM, Deputy Haven initiated a traffic stop with a maroon 2013 Honda Civic after observing the driver failing to maintain lane several times on Highway 193. The vehicle stopped on North Highway 341, and the deputy made contact with the driver, identified as Madison Taylor Cunningham, 24, of Rossville. Deputy Haven reported, “[I] introduced myself as Deputy Haven with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, [I] then told her the reason for the stop, which was a failure to maintain lane. She then stated that she knew why [I] pulled her over. [I] could smell the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle. [I] then asked her how much alcohol she had consumed this evening. Madison stated that she only had one drink in downtown Chattanooga off of Central Avenue.” Deputy Haven could hear her starting to slur her speech. During field sobriety testing, Madison showed several signs of impairment. Deputy Haven reported, “[I] then began explaining the PBT. She then stated, “what if I don’t agree to a blow test? [I] then told her that she did not have to take it if she did not want to. She then stated, “I really don’t” [I] then told her that was okay, and [I] handed my PBT to Deputy Gilreath.” Madison was then placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state test. While walking to the patrol vehicle, Madison almost fell over and had to be caught by the deputy. Madison was transported to the Walker County Jail and charged with DUI and failure to maintain a single lane.