Dalton woman arrested for DUI after being caught speeding on Glenwood Avenue Thursday night
According to a Dalton Police Department incident report on Thursday, December, 26th 2019, at around 8:30 PM, Dalton Patrol Officer Smith was sitting stationary North Glenwood Avenue near Morningside Drive shooting radar, making sure vehicles were obeying the speed limit. Officer Smith observed a white Toyota Camry going northbound on North Glenwood Avenue. Officer Smith estimated the speed of the car to be around 50 MPH in a posted 35 MPH zone. Officer Smith confirmed the speed of the vehicle to be 53 MPH in a 35 MPH zone. Officer initiated my emergency equipment and conducted a traffic stop on the speeding vehicle. When Officer Smith made contact with the driver identified as Lacey Danielle Arndt, 28, of Dalton, he could detect a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle. He also noticed that Lacey's eyes were extremely glassy. Officer Smith explained to Lacey why she had been stopped; Officer Smith then smelled alcohol again coming from her when she talked. Officer Smith stated, "[I] then asked her how much she had been drinking." "Lacey answered that she had consumed approximately one beer". Officer Smith had Lacey perform a few field sobriety tests to make sure she was ok to drive to which she agreed. Another officer arrived on the scene to assist. According to the report, Lacey failed the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test. On the walk and turn test, she did not touch heel- to- toe - loses balance while walking (stepped offline) -uses arms for stability and turned incorrectly. She also failed the one-leg stand test giving several indicators. Officer Smith advised Lacey stated that she did not wish to take the breathalyzer. At this time, Officer Smith placed Lacey under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), and read Georgia's Implied Consent notification at the scene. Lacey stated that she would take the state-administered chemical test of her breath. She was transported to the Whitfield County Jail. Once at the jail, Lacey gave a breath sample on the Intoxilyzer 9000 machine and showed a breath alcohol count (BrA) of .149 and .159 grams of alcohol. Officer Smith cited Lacey for DUI and speeding.