Wisconsin man found to be DUI after traveling 100 mph on I-75 in Catoosa County
According to a Catoosa County Incident report, on Monday, August 10th, 2020, at approximately 12:00 AM, Corporal Cunningham was traveling southbound on interstate 75 at mile marker 352. Corporal Cunningham observed a vehicle traveling in the left lane at a high rate of speed. The vehicle would go from 100 mph and slow to 70 mph. Corporal Cunningham observed the vehicle failing to maintain its lane by crossing over the fog line several times. Corporal Cunningham initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle at mile marker 345 and made contact with the driver Steven Nyimbe, 26 of Wisconsin. Corporal Cunningham could detect an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle and observed Nyimbe's eyes to be watery and bloodshot. Corporal Cunningham asked Nyimbe if he had consumed any alcoholic beverages prior to driving, and he stated he had. Nyimbe was unable to speak English, and Corporal Cunningham had to use the passenger to translate. Corporal Cunningham had Nyimbe to exit the vehicle to perform standardized field sobriety testing. Due to the language barrier, Corporal Cunningham didn't attempt the nine-step walk and turn or one-leg stand. Corporal Cunningham had Nyimbe provide a sample of his breath into his agency issued Alco-Sensor, which showed positive for the presence of alcohol .094. Corporal Cunningham placed Nyimbe under arrest and requested a sample of his blood to which he refused. Corporal Cunningham determined the passenger Amanyire, 21 of Michigan, to be intoxicated also, so Corporal Cunningham had dispatch send the next list wrecker to the scene. Corporal Cunningham located six empty bud light bottles in the floorboard of the vehicle. Corporal Cunningham transported Nyimbe to the Catoosa County Jail charged speeding (100/70) and DUI.