NWGA Scanner | July 19th, 2021

Silver Creek man arrested for DUI after hitting vehicle in parking lot and leaving the scene in Floyd County

ccording to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on July 4th, 2021, at around 4:49 PM, Officer B. Newport and Officer K. Dollar were dispatched by Floyd County 911 to the Piggly Wiggly located at 3142 Maple Road in reference to a hit and run. Officer arrived and spoke with the victim, who stated that while she was inside shopping, a male driving a silver Ford Mustang hit her car. Officer Newport reported, “[I] observed her vehicle and observed damage on the passenger doors of her vehicle. [I] then made contact with the driver of the vehicle Clifton Doyce Robinson Jr., 60, of Silver Creek, and ask him what had happened.” Robinson stated that he did not remember hitting the victim’s car. Officer Newport reported, “As Mr. Robinson was speaking, [I] could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his persons. Mr. Robinson had difficulty keeping his balance and was slurring his speech as he spoke with me. [I] walked around to the front of Mr. Robinson’s vehicle and observed damage to the right front of his vehicle. The damage correlated to the damage on the victim’s vehicle.” A witness stated that Robinson was pulling into the parking spot and struck the victim’s vehicle. The witness then stated that Robinson got out and went inside the Piggly Wiggly. Officer Newport reported, “[I] asked Mr. Robinson how much he had to drink, and he stated that he had one beer.” During field sobriety testing Robinson lost his balance and nearly fell. No further roadside evaluations were performed due to concern for Robinson’s safety. Robinson was placed under arrest for driving under the influence. During a search of h9s vehicle, officers located an opened Evan Williams shooter bottle in the passenger seat. Officer Newport then located four more Evan Williams shooter bottles that were full in the back passenger floorboard. Robinson was transported to the Floyd County Jail, charged with DUI-driving under the influence of alcohol, striking an unattended vehicle, and open a container.