NWGA Scanner | July 10th, 2021

Summerville man arrested for DUI after being stopped for failing to maintain lane in Chattooga County

According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, on July 3rd, 2021, at 1:29 AM, Trooper Chandler Mosley assisted Chattooga County Sheriff’s Deputy Armstrong with a possibly impaired driver. According to the repot, “Deputy Armstrong observed the vehicle fail to maintain its lane multiple times while traveling south on GA-1. Deputy Armstrong initiated a traffic stop on the white Chevrolet Silverado truck by activating his emergency equipment on GA-1 at Moore Street in Summerville, GA. Trooper Mosley reported, “After getting the occupants out of the vehicle Deputy Armstrong and [I] could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the driver and passenger’s persons.” The driver was identified as Malik E. Martin, 23, of Summerville. According to the report, When asked how much he had to drink prior to driving, Martin stated a few and that his last one was about an hour prior to being stopped. He stated that they were regular-sized Miller Light Beer cans that he consumed. Martin agreed to Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, according to the report. During the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test, Trooper Mosley observed six out of six clues for impairment. Martin showed several signs of impairment in the other test and was then placed under arrest for DUI-driving under the influence. Trooper Mosley reported, “Implied Consent for Suspects 21 Years of Age or older was read and refused at 1:55 AM. Mr. Martin allowed his vehicle to be pulled into a nearby friend’s yard by Deputy Armstrong due to his passenger also being intoxicated and to avoid it being towed from the parking lot.” Martin was transported to the Chattooga County Jail, charged with failure to maintain lane and DUI driving under the influence of alcohol.