Seat Belt Violation Leads To DUI and Drug Arrests

Tuesday, June 12, 2018- 9:24 a.m. 

AM 1180

A stop for a seat belt violation led to a DUI arrest for a Summerville woman and a drug arrest for a Trion man.

According to reports from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy stopped a driver on Highland Avenue this past Saturday night when he saw the driver was not wearing a seatbelt.  As the deputy approached the truck, he noticed the smell of alcohol.
 
Twenty-four-year-old Brooke England of Summerville was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and violation of the open container law.
 
A passenger in the truck, twenty-seven-year-old Zachary Hamby of Trion was arrested after the deputy found five drug needles in his pockets.  Hamby was charged with obstruction of an officer, after telling the deputy that there was nothing in his pockets that would “stick, poke or cut” the deputy.  He was additionally charged with possession of drug-related objects.
 
Stacey Abrams has not officially conceded but stated earlier Friday evening that she is ending her run.
Rome City Schools is celebrating parent and caregiver involvement this month.
Businesses and residents are urged to turn their sprinkler's off as Winter and Freezing temperatures are just around the corner.
The Gordon County Sheriffs department started their Friday off searching for an armed fugitive. The suspect was apprehended after two shots were fired by police.
Electronic Recycling event tomorrow at the new Lavender Drive location.
The Rome Noon Optimist Club is gearing up for its one, and only, fundraising event.
A man is charged with aggravated assault and another man is charged with felony bail jumping.
A Stockbridge woman was booked into the Floyd County Jail Thursday on charges of trafficking methamphetamine, items prohibited for possession by inmates, and conspiracy to commit a felony.
A Rome man has been arrested and charged stealing equipment from a bus belonging to Blood Assurance.
A 56-year old Rome man has been arrested in connection with an incident in Cave Spring earlier this week.