Chattanooga woman found DUI after speeding on I-75 in Catoosa County
According to a Catoosa County Sheriff's Office incident report on September 6th, 2020, at around Deputy Carmichael was sitting stationary on I-75 northbound under exit 345 running speed detection with Deputy Brogdon when he checked a vehicle traveling northbound at 97 mph. Deputy Carmichael pulled out and got behind the vehicle. Before initiating a traffic stop, Deputy Carmichael observed the vehicle, later identified as being driven by Octavia Moore, 31 of Chattanooga, fail to maintain her lane of travel several times. Deputy Carmichael initiated a traffic stop using his emergency equipment. The vehicle came to a stop around the 346-mile marker. Deputy Carmichael approached the vehicle and advised the driver for the reason of the stop. Upon requesting Moore's driver's license, she stated, "you see, I don't have one." Deputy Carmichael detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the vehicle and Moore and asked her to step to the front of his patrol car. The deputy asked Moore how many drinks she had consumed, and she stated, "One cup." The deputy asked if she would submit to performing field sobriety testing to which she consented. During the test, while walking back towards Deputy Carmichael's patrol vehicle, she was attempting to dance while walking. Moore gave consent to give a sample of her breath in his agency issued Alco-Sensor, which gave a positive reading for alcoholn.118. Deputy Carmichael read Georgia Implied Consent, to which she agreed to blood. Deputy Carmichael transported Moore to Puckett Station on Highway 41 for the blood draw. Upon arrival at the station, Moore stated she no longer wanted to consent to a blood draw by stating, "I'm not getting my blood drawn in a shack." Deputy Carmichael transported Moore to the Catoosa County Jail charged with DUI, speeding, and driving while license is suspended or revoked.