Northeast Georgia man arrested for DUI after driving at speeds over 100 mph on I-75 in Gordon County

According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, On February 1st, 2023, at 9:46 PM, Trooper Terry patrolled south on 1-75 near mile marker 316. Trooper Terry reported, “[I] observed a 2017 Chevy Camaro approaching me from the rear at a high rate of speed, driving recklessly. The vehicle was erratically changing lanes and traveling well in excess of 100 MPH. Eventually, the vehicle cleared the traffic it was passing, and while braking prior to passing me, [I] checked it at 102 MPH in the middle lane.” Trooper Terry performed a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified as Frank Thomas King, 33, of Cleveland, Georgia, by a Texas driver’s license. Later upon checking King through GCIC, he returned suspended through Georgia. While the trooper was speaking to King, he noticed his eyes were bloodshot and watery. His speech was also slurred. The trooper further noticed the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. Trooper Terry asked him how much he had to drink, and he first stated he hadn’t drunk anything but then admitted to only having two large beers at Applebees. During field sobriety testing, King showed several signs of impairment and a BAC of .130. While conducting an inventory of his vehicle, the trooper located an open Bud Light lime bottle. King was placed under arrest and transported to the Gordon County Jail, where he was charged with DUI, speeding, driving while suspended, failure to maintain a single lane, and open container violation.

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