Atlanta pair arrested after 100 mph DUI traffic stop by trooper on I-75 in Catoosa County

According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, On December 28th, 2022, at 1:28 AM, TFC2 Trooper Emilee Shackleford was I-75 northbound near 343 when she observed a 2022 Ford Mustang traveling at an extremely high rate of speed at 106 MPH. Trooper Shackleford initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, later identified as Zabrian Montez Gunn, 28, of Decatur, Georgia. Trooper Shackleford reported, “As Mr. Gunn approached, [I] observed that his eyes were red and watery. [I] asked Mr. Gunn why he was driving at an extreme rate of speed. Mr. Gunn advised that he did not realize he was going that fast. [I] detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from Mr. Gunn. [I] asked Mr. Gunn if he had marijuana on him. He advised he did not. [I] asked Mr. Gunn if there was marijuana in the vehicle. He advised there was not. [I] asked Mr. Gunn when the last time he consumed was. He advised a couple of hours ago. He then proceeded to inform me he was coming from Atlanta and that he was a rapper.” Due to Gunn’s dangerous driving and lack of regard for the other motorists on the roadway, Gunn was placed under arrest for reckless driving. Trooper Shackleford then located a plastic baggie with approximately 8 grams of Marijuana on Gunn in the right pocket his jacket. Gunn then stated that the jacket was not his. Catoosa County Deputy North arrived on the scene and assisted Trooper Shackleford. Trooper Shackleford asked the passenger how he knew Gunn, and he advised he was just a friend, which contradicted Gunn’s previous statement that it was his brother. Trooper Shackleford reported, “The passenger then identified himself as Detavious Deaonte Flournoy born /1993. [I] returned to my patrol car to check both subject’s information. Mr. Gunn was leaning up towards the hole in the plastic cage separation and was speaking. As Mr. Gunn was speaking, [I] then detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Mr. Gunn’s breath. During the course of this traffic stop, Mr. Gunn’s behavior was highly inconsistent. He would rapidly become sad and then angry over and over again. GCIC and NCIC results showed that Mr. Gunn’s license was valid. GCIC and NCIC results showed no record for the name and date of birth provided by the passenger but did show a possible felony warrant for a subject by the name of Trevonte Flournoy, 29, of Decatur, Georgia. The height, weight, and tattoos described in the warrant matched the passenger. [I] asked the passenger if his name was actually Trevonte. The passenger advised it was. I asked him why he provided a false name. Mr. Flournoy advised that he knew he had a warrant for his arrest.” Flournoy was then placed under arrest for providing a false name. At the Catoosa County Jail, Gunn refused to cooperate or answer any questions. Gunn’s demeanor became aggressive and hostile towards the Jailers. Gunn was charged with DUI, speeding, reckless driving, and possession of marijuana. Flournoy was charged with giving a false name and placed on hold for the felony warrant.

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