NWGA Scanner | April 7th, 2021

Teen found passed out drunk behind the wheel in the Rome McDonald’s drive-through after leaving bar

According to the Floyd County Police Department incident report, on March 28th, 2021, at around 2:02 AM, Officer Overstreet was dispatched to the McDonald’s drive-through located at 2847 Martha Berry Highway for a driver under the influence that had fallen asleep in the line. Dispatch advised that the driver was still asleep and that a bystander attempted to wake him up but was unsuccessful. The officer arrived and made contact with the driver, who was still asleep. Officer Overstreet reported, “[I] shouted at him to wake up with no response. [I] had to shake the driver for a second or two to get him awake. [I] asked him for his license and insurance card. The driver, while attempting to locate his license, pulled out a piece of paper and began talking (a strong odor of alcoholic beverage was on his breath). He asked me if [I] was in the room down the hall from him, and [I] replied no that he was asleep in the line at McDonald’s. When asked again for his license, the driver identified as James Samuel McCamy, 18, of Columbus, gave the officer a Tennessee license. James was asked if he had been drinking and stated that he had a few at the bar earlier. When asked how many he had and he stated about three beers. The Tennessee license number came back with no driver on file. James, under his own admission, stated that he was 18-years-old and that the ID he used at the bar to get beer and other alcoholic beverages illegally was a fake Tennessee license. James stated his real license was in his wallet behind his girlfriend’s butt picture. James stood in front of Lt. Pendley’s patrol vehicle while Officer Overstreet performed Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus. James stated to the officer, “If you are going to do a sobriety test, then I’m going to fail it. James showed several clues of impairment and agreed to the states test for his blood. James was transported to Floyd County Jail, where he was booked for DUI and Possession of a fake ID.