Woman arrested for DUI after driving 70 mph on Poplar Springs Road in Catoosa County

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On April 19th, 2023, at 11:56 PM, CPL Thomas was sitting on Poplar Springs Road in the Poplar Springs Baptist Church parking lot running radar when he observed a 2011 Subaru Outback speeding at 70 MPH. According to the report, “That part of Poplar Springs Road is a 35 MPH zone and is on a grade, curved with no shoulder and with houses on either side. CPL Thomas pulled out behind the vehicle, which had slowed down quite a bit. The vehicle attempted to pull into a driveway just west of Stapp Drive but stopped with just the front tires in the driveway. CPL Thomas activated his emergency lights, and the vehicle turned out of the driveway and back into the right-hand lane and pulled into the grass, and stopped.” CPL Thomas made contact with the driver Kailey Nicole Nash, 21, and could immediately detect a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her. When. she advised her of her speed, she said she was sorry that it was her birthday and her boyfriend didn’t show up. Kailey provided an Alaska driver’s license, and she said her dad lived there. When asked where she lived, she said she was here for college in Chattanooga at the “university of avenstis”…she then corrected herself to say, “7th day Adventist school”. CPL Thomas asked Kailey how much she’d had to drink, and she said, “I’ve not been drinking”. CPL Thomas told her he could smell it, and she replied, “you can smell al….all” while slurring her words. She then said she had a “glass of wine or 2 at around 8:00”. CPL Thomas asked her if it was just glasses of wine at 8:00, and she paused for a couple of seconds and then said, “I think so”. CPL Thomas asked Kailey what was in the Yeti-style cup sitting in the center console, and she said it was wine but that she “wasn’t drinking or driving.”. During field sobriety testing, Kailey showed several signs of impairment and a BAC of .097 on a PBT. Kailey was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state test. In the vehicle, CPL Thomas found several smaller bottles of Jack Daniels, Disaronno, and Pink Moscato wine. Kailey was transported to the Catoosa County Jail, where she showed a BAC of .102. She was charged with DUI, speeding, and reckless driving.

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