Ringgold man arrested for DUI after driving all over the roadway in Catoosa County

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On Friday, May 5th, 2023, at 1:00 AM, Deputy Kuzma was traveling northbound on Burning Bush Road when he noticed a 2018 Ford F-150 driving all over the roadway in front of him. The truck turned right onto Leona Drive due to the entrance of the neighborhood being on a steep hill. Deputy Kuzma waited to stop the truck. The truck then turned right onto East Carolyn Drive and pulled into the driveway at box number 40. Deputy Kuzma got out and met with driver Matthew Clifford Mitchell, 43, of Ringgold, and explained the reason for the stop. According to the report, “Deputy Kuzma asked Mitchell his license, and when Mitchell was giving it to him, he could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming off Mitchell’s breath, and could see his eyes were bloodshot. When Deputy Kuzma asked Mitchell where he was coming from, Mitchell stated that he was coming from Pie Slingers, where he works. However, Mitchell was slurring his speech when he told Deputy Kuzma this and also had a slow reaction time when answering questions. Deputy Kuzma asked Mitchell if he had anything to drink tonight, and he stated a little bit. Deputy Kuzma asked Mitchell how much did he have, and he stated, ‘you know, like two or three beers’. Deputy Kuzma asked Mitchell if he felt like he was okay to be driving, and he stated he was.” During field sobriety tests, Mitchell he showed several signs of impairment and a BAC of .206 on a PBT. After Mitchell blew in the alco sensor, Deputy Kuzma asked him if he knew what the legal limit was in Georgia, and he said no. Deputy Kuzma told him it was .08 BAC, and then Mitchell stated, “oh, I’m f***ed then.” Mitchell was placed under arrest and agreed to the state test. Mitchell was booked into the Catoosa County Jail, charged with DUI, and failed to maintain a single lane.

Related Posts