NWGA Scanner | July 6th, 2022
According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, on June 25th, 2022, at 10:00 PM, Officer Stanfield was traveling east on Turner McCall, passing Floyd Hospital, when he observed a grey Dodge Challenger swerving all over the roadway. Officer Stanfield conducted a traffic stop and made contact with Grey Chun-Nolasco, 21, of Rome, who was driving the challenger. Officer Stanfield reported, “While speaking with Chun-Nolasco [I] could smell a faint odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle. It was also apparent that Chun-Nolasco did not speak fluent English. However, there was a passenger in the vehicle. The juvenile passenger was under the age of 14 and was able to translate for me. [I] did ask Chun-Nolasco how much alcohol he had to drink on the listed night, and he had Tony translate that he only had three (3) beers. Chun-Nolasco also handed me an international license but did not have a passport on him.” Officer Ribot is fluent in Spanish and arrived to assist. Once Chun-Nolasco was out of the vehicle, officers could smell alcohol coming from his breath. According to the report, a woman pulled up and stated that Chun-Nolasco is her uncle. She began to speak with Chun-Nolasco after Officer Stanfield informed her that he suspected him of being impaired while driving. She seemed to look agitated while speaking with Chun-Nolasco and immediately told the officer, “yeah, he’s drunk.” The woman informed officers that he is in the country “illegally.” During field sobriety tests, Chun-Nolasco showed several signs of impairment. Chun-Nolasco was placed under arrest for DUI and refused implied consent. Chun-Nolasco was transported to the Floyd County Jail, charged with driving while unlicensed, DUI- alcohol, and DUI child endangerment.