Dalton man arrested for DUI 911 call from concerned citizen regarding drunk driver

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, On December 4th, 202, at 2:25 PM, Officer Bethune responded to the area of North Bypass and Cleveland Highway in reference to a BOLO on a vehicle possibly being operated by a Bradley Wayne Rowland, 53, of Dalton, supposedly intoxicated. The caller stated that Bradley had left the Red Lobster extremely impaired and would be going toward Cleveland Highway. The caller described the vehicle to dispatch as a newer model Cadillac SUV, white in color. The caller wished to remain anonymous. Officer Bethune located the 2012 Cadillac SRX traveling eastbound on the North Bypass turning onto Cleveland Highway driving all over the roadway. The officer conducted a traffic stop and made contact with Bradley. Officer Bethune reported, “Immediately after initiating conversation with Bradley, [I] detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle. [I] also noticed that Bradley’s speech was slow and slurred. [I] then noticed that Bradley’s eyes were red and glassy. When Bradley exited the vehicle, [I] noticed that he was uneasy on his feet. Once at the rear of the vehicle, [I] asked Bradley how much he had had to drink. Bradley stated that he only had two beers at the Red Lobster after leaving the church. When Bradley spoke with me at the rear of the vehicle, [I] again detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Bradley’s person/mouth area.” During field sobriety tests, Bradley showed several signs of impairment. Bradley was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state test. The passenger (his wife), later identified as Donna Rowland, was advised that Bradley was going to jail for DUI. Donna stated that it did not surprise her, and she has tried to get him to stop drinking so much. Bradley did not want her to drive and told her that he was “Fine to drive”. Bradley was then transported to Whitfield County Jail, where he showed a BrAC of .241. Bradley was charged with DUI alcohol 0.08 g or more and failure to maintain the lane.

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