Rome man arrested for DUI after driving at 103 mph the wrong way on Hwy 27 in Floyd County

According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, On August 1st, 2023, at approximately 9:35PM, Trooper Mosley checked a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 speeding at 103 mph on Highway 27 near Floyd Park Road, driving on the wrong side of the road across both lanes of Hwy 27 southbound. Trooper Mosley reported, “Immediately after putting the truck in park, the driver opened the driver’s door and vomited onto the ground. [I] then was able to make contact with the driver and was able to identify him by Georgia Identification Card as Pablo Martinez, 27, of Rome. While speaking with Mr. Martinez, [I] could smell the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his person. [I] also observed his mannerisms to be slow and lethargic as well as having bloodshot and watery eyes.” Martinez stated that he had been drinking some liquor and was just test-driving the truck. Martinez also stated that his license was suspended. Martinez refused all Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and refused the state test. During a traffic stop, the trooper was made aware by a citizen that Martinez had struck their vehicle on Hwy 27 near Violet Street. The trooper observed the damage that matched the statements. An open, empty, and still cold can of Natural Light was located in the cup holder. Martinez was booked into the Floyd County Jail, charged with DUI, speeding, driving the wrong way, open container violation, following too closely, leaving the scene of crash, and driving while suspended.

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