According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, On April 20th, 2023, at 9:45 AM, Corporal Cochran was conducting speed detection on I-75 southbound entrance ramp at exit 341. Trooper Cochran checked the speed of a 2020 Lincoln MKZ southbound in excess of 100 mph. The trooper observed the vehicle changing lanes in traffic and passing other vehicles. Trooper Cochran reported, “[I] had estimated that the vehicle was in excess of 100 miles per hour. Checking the speed with my department-issued Stalker radar unit, [I] confirmed the speed of the vehicle at 108 miles per hour. [I] activated my emergency lights and siren to get through traffic to conduct a traffic stop of the vehicle.” The trooper questioned the driver Dalton Shane Callahan, 28, of Atlanta, about his speeding and reckless driving. He began to tell the trooper that he had been arrested on “bullshit” charges in Tennessee and had just gotten out of jail. He stated that he had parked his vehicle and gone to a bar, and when he returned, he could not find his vehicle. He stated that he had called 911, and Chattanooga PD showed up and arrested him for public intoxication.” The trooper detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. The trooper also noticed that his eyes were watery and bloodshot. He stated that he was mad he was arrested, and that was why he had been driving like he was. Callahan then showed a BAC of .128 on a PBT. Trooper Stephens responded to the scene and performed field sobriety testing on Callahan, who was found to be too intoxicated to have been driving. Callahan advised he was released from Hamilton County Jail at 8:29 AM. Callahan refused the state test and was booked into the Whitfield County Jail, charged with speeding, reckless driving, and DUI.
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