Rome man arrested for DUI after fleeing Floyd County officer at speeds well over 100 mph

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On September 21st, 2023, at 12:18 AM, Officer Stanfield was performing mobile patrol in the area of Calhoun Road and June Street when he observed a vehicle traveling north at a high rate of speed at 91 mph. Officer Stanfield reported, “[I] did immediately begin to turn around on the vehicle, activate my blue lights to alert the driver [I] was attempting to get them to stop, and completed my u-turn. While finishing my u-turn, [I] did look toward the car to observe to see if it was stopping. However, [I] visually observed the driver accelerate instead of slow down. Due to this, [I] did advise dispatch that [I] was actively pursuing the vehicle. [I] observed myself reach a top speed of 147 miles per hour while attempting to stop the vehicle. [I] observed the vehicle pulling away from my vehicle at this time. [I] also observed the vehicle pass another motorist in a curve on Calhoun Road near its intersection with Bert Road. [I] continued to pursue the vehicle and observed it stopped on Calhoun Road at Shannon Road, appearing to be turning left onto Shannon Road. The vehicle then turned onto Shannon Road, where it came to a stop. [I] did step out of the vehicle and performed a felony takedown on the driver.” The driver, identified as Christopher Carr Nolan, 27, of Rome, was taken into custody. Officer Stanfield reported that he smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. Nolan was read his rights and stated that he would not speak with the officer without his lawyer present. Officer Stanfield reported, “Due to this, [I] did not ask questions related to the stop. However, [I] did read implied consent as it is required by law if [I] am going to charge anyone with DUI. After asking if we were operating under Operation Southern Shield and advising him [I] was not, Nolan agreed to a breath test.” Nolan was booked into the Floyd County Jail, where he showed a BAC of .097 on the state test. Nolan was charged with DUI, felony fleeing, speeding, and improper passing on hillcrest.

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