Rome woman arrested for DUI drugs after being stopped for passing in a no passing zone

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On July 13th, 2023, at 8:14 PM, while headed to the station Officer Overstreet turned out onto North Broad Street (Ga. 53) from Five Points Plaza. Officer Overstreet reported, “Before merging over into the southbound lanes, [I] looked back and noticed a black Jeep crossing the double yellow line passing a vehicle traveling North. [I] activated my lights and siren and conducted a U-turn in order to conduct a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle pulled into the lot of the Community Kitchen and stopped. [I] noticed a city officer headed South and flagged them down for assistance. [I] made contact with the driver of the vehicle and explained to her [I] stopped her for passing on a double yellow and driving on the wrong side of the road.” The driver, Susan Marilyn Johnson, 30, of Rome, was very jittery and stated she was nervous. The officer asked Johnson if she had been drinking today or taking any kind of medication. Johnson stated that she took several medications. K-9 Lt. Hovers and his partner were also contacted. Rome Officer Gravell noticed a bottle of Kraton in the passenger seat and spoke to Johnson, who stated that she had taken about two. During field sobriety testing, Johnson showed several signs of drug impairment. Officer Overstreet reported, “Based on the results of the field test, [I] believe that Johnson was under the influence and was unsafe to be operating on the roadway. Lt. Hovers arrived and ran his K-9 around the vehicle. [I] was informed that the dog did alert on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Upon the search of the vehicle base on the alert from the K-9, a glass smoking device was located in the purse inside the vehicle.” Johnson was booked into the Floyd County Jail, charged with passing in a no passing zone, operating unregistered vehicle, and DUI drugs.

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