NWGA Scanner | April 5th, 2022
According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on March 27th, 2022, at 4:25 AM, Officer Surrett was patrolling the area of Highway 53 near Burlington Road. Officer Surrett reported, “While patrolling [I] noticed a dark-colored SUV in front of me cross the fog line four times while traveling on highway 53 and two times while traveling down highway 140. While traveling down Highway 140 [I] activated my patrol lights and sirens on my vehicle to perform a traffic stop on the dark-colored SUV. Upon exiting my vehicle, [I] made contact with driver Sarah Noreen-Tinsley Puma, 35, of Taylorsville. Sarah advised me she was lost and trying to get to Taylorsville, Georgia. Sarah also advised that she was trying to fix something on her cell phone. While speaking with Sarah, she advised that she and her friend had gone out for dinner because he was visiting. [I] then asked Sarah if she had drank anything. Sarah advised she had a drink with dinner around 11:00 PM.” During field sobriety tests, Sarah showed several signs of impairment. Sarah then looked at the officer and said, “I failed”. Officer Stanfield then arrived on the scene and began assisting. Sarah was then placed under arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and transported to Floyd County Jail, charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane.