NWGA Scanner | April 7th, 2021

Teens arrested after racing at speeds over 110 mph on GA-1 Loop in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on March 26th, 2021, at around 8:00 PM, Officer Wright was patrolling the GA 1 Loop near Calhoun Road when he observed two vehicles traveling westbound at a very high rate of speed. Officer Wright reported, “[I] activated my radar unit, and it displayed 114 mph. The two vehicles were quickly approaching an intersection that was populated with several other vehicles, including a tractor-trailer.” The officer gave dispatch the description of the pickup and vehicle, asking that they BOLO it to any Rome City Police units that might be in the area. FCPD Officer Doan had stopped the blue truck. Doan was a short distance behind the officer and observed the vehicles racing. Doan observed the other vehicle to be a Honda CRV and advised that it kept going once the Toyota Tacom pulled over. The driver, later identified as Tristan Caldwell, 18, of Silver Creek, was asked to exit the vehicle. Tristan was immediately placed in handcuffs. When who asked who he was racing, Tristan quickly gave the name Dylan McFry, 18, of Rome. The officer called Dylan on Tristan’s phone and advised him that he needed to return to the scene with another licensed driver. Dylan stated that he would do so but, after some time, never showed up. The officer called again, but this time his mother answered. She stated that Dylan came home and appeared very upset. Tristan was transported to the Floyd County Jail charged with speeding, reckless driving, and racing on highways or streets. Dylan’s father was advised that warrants for Dylan’s arrest would be secured and that he could turn himself in. On April 2nd, Dylan turned himself into the Floyd County Jail charged with reckless driving and racing on highways or streets.