Atlanta woman arrested for DUI after crashing into vehicle on Highway 140 and leaving the scene

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On January 18th, 2023, at 11:43 PM, Officer Dutton was dispatched to a hit-and-run on Adairsville Highway (Hwy 140) at Rush Chapel Road. The victim advised a vehicle came into his lane, nearly striking him head-on. He advised that he tried to avoid the collision by swerving his black 2020 Dodge Charger to the left of the vehicle that had merged into his lane. However, the vehicle still struck the back right side of his vehicle spinning the vehicle out. The victim who was injured showed Officer Dutton a picture of the vehicle that struck him that he had taken before they could drive away. The picture gave a tag number and a good description of the vehicle. Officer Dutton gave this information to dispatch and Officer Bray and Surrett. Officer Bray and Surrett were then located just a couple of miles down Highway 140 inside Bartow County. The driver of that vehicle was identified as Delmarie Jean Lucky, 32, of Atlanta. Officer Surrett reported, “Upon making contact with Delmarie, she had a jacket placed over her lap. [I] then noticed that she was not wearing any pants or shoes. [I] instructed Delmarie to put her pants and shoes on and to step out of the vehicle. Delmarie did not listen to the commands [I] was giving her. [I] continued to advise Delmarie to put her clothes on. While speaking with Delmarie, [I] noticed an open can of an alcoholic beverage in the door as well as a bottle of an alcoholic beverage in the cup holder. While speaking with Delmarie, [I] noticed her speech was slurred, and her eyes were bloodshot. [I] asked Delmarie how much she had to drink, and she did not give me an answer.” Officers observed front-end damage that matched the crash. Officers observed Delmarie appeared highly intoxicated. Delmarie was placed under arrest and transported to the Floyd County Jail, charged with DUI, leaving the scene of the crash, and an open container violation.


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