According to a Floyd County Police Department incident reports, On December 30th, 2022, at 11:24 PM, Officer Tetsworth along with Officer Tucker were patrolling the area of Hwy 53, and Burlington Road. While traveling south they observed a white 2020 Chevrolet Silverado abruptly slow down for no apparent reason, with no obstruction in the road. Officer Tetsworth reported, “We got behind the vehicle, and began to follow it. While traveling down the road the vehicle left its lane 3 times, touching the fog lines. [I] then activated the blue lights of my patrol vehicle, and initiated a traffic stop.” Officers then made contact with the driver Jonathan W Sprayberry, 54, of Rome. Sprayberry immediately said that he had not been drinking. While speaking to Sprayberry officers observed that he had drooping eyelids, and glassy eyes. Sprayberry continued to say he was not intoxicated, and said that when officers was driving next to him that it was distracting; causing his swerving. During field sobriety testing, Sprayberry showed several signs of drug impairment. Sprayberry was placed under arrest DUI and agreed to the state testing of his blood. Sprayberry was transported to the Floyd County Jail where he was charged with DUI and failure to maintain a single lane.
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