Tennessee man arrested for DUI after driving reckless at speeds over 100 mph in Whitfield County

According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, On November 25th, 2022 at 3:06 PM, Trooper Cantrell was stationary on 1-75 northbound at mile marker 328. Trooper Cantrell reported, “[I] was conducting stationary speed enforcement when [I] observed a 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer traveling at a high rate of speed in the center lane. [I] confirmed the speed of that vehicle to be 103mph in a posted 70mph zone with my department issued Pro-Laser. As the vehicle passed me, [I] observed that it was a Mitsubishi passenger car and that the vehicle was operating with its right blinker on. [I] conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at approximately mile marker 329 and approached on the passenger side.” Trooper Cantrell identified the driver as Bradley Johnson, 24, of Soddy Daisy, via his Tennessee Driver’s License. While talking with Johnson, the trooper could smell the strong odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. Trooper Cantrell reported, “[I] thought that [I] could smell alcohol coming from the vehicle but it was difficult as it was very windy on the interstate this day. [I] asked Mr. Johnson about the smell of marijuana and he advised that he had some friends in his vehicle last week and they must have had marijuana. [I] asked Mr. Johnson when was the last time that he had something to drink and he advised me that it was the day before. [I] asked Mr. Johnson to stick his tongue out and observed a green residue consistent with that of people who have just smoked marijuana.” During field sobriety testing, Johnson showed several signs of impairment and showed a BAC of .129. Johnson was placed under arrest for DUI and refused the state test. Johnson was transported to the Whitfield County Jail charged with expired tag, reckless driving, speeding, DUI, open container violation.

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