NWGA Scanner | August 26th, 2021

Trion man arrested for DUI after driving at speeds over 100 mph on Highway 27 in Chattooga County

According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, August 9th, 20201, at approximately 7:35 PM, while utilizing stationary patrol in the median of GA-1 near Scenic Hill Road in Chattooga County, Trooper Mosley observed a black vehicle approaching his location traveling southbound traveling above the posted speed limit. Trooper Mosley reported, “[I] visually estimated the vehicle’s speed to be 100 MPH. [I] activated the front antenna of my STALKER DSR to check the vehicle’s speed. The digital read-out displayed that the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse was traveling 101 MPH in the 55 MPH speed limit zone.” The trooper turned left out of the grass median while activating his emergency equipment. The trooper initiated a traffic stop on the right shoulder of GA-1 near mile marker 16. According to the report, Trooper Mosley made contact with the driver identified as Gregory Doyle Trammell, 42 of Trion, who stated he was ‘just messing around’ when asking why he was going 100 MPH. He stated that he had just gotten the vehicle back from the Chevrolet dealership due to a defect on the vehicle.” Trooper Mosley reported, “This is when [I] observed Mr. Trammell’s eyes to be bloodshot and watery. Mr. Trammell stated he went straight from work to the dealership to collect the vehicle. [I] then asked Mr. Trammell if he had drunk anything this date, to which he replied he had drunk a few. [I] then asked about what time he drank these drinks, and he stated that it was right after work. While talking to Mr. Trammell out of his vehicle, [I] could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his person.” Trammell agreed on Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, where he showed several clues of impairment. Trammell was then placed under arrest for DUI driving under the influence of alcohol. Trammel refused implied consent and was transported to the Chattooga County Jail, charged with speeding, reckless driving, and DUI.