Jill Taylor

Name:
Taylor, Jill Christine

Date of Booking:
10/23/2021

Reason(s) For Booking:
Driving Without License on Person

Improper Lane Change

Marijuana-possess less than 1 oz

Reckless Driving

DUI-Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive

Officer’s Narrative:
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On 10/23/2021 at 0228 hours, I was on patrol on University Pkwy near Harry McCarty Rd when I observed an eastbound Nissan Xterra, displaying Georgia tag number [REDACTED], weave in the roadway. I followed the Nissan and observed more weaving. It turned south onto Christmas Ave and crossed the centerline. It recovered, but crossed a gore. I turned on my blue lights and the Nissan pulled over before reaching Manger Ave.

I approached the driver, identified as Jill Taylor, and asked for her driver’s license. There was a heavy aroma of perfume. She told me that she had left it at home in a make-up bag. I told her that I had pulled her over for weaving in the roadway. I asked where she was coming from and she stated work. She stated that she worked in construction. I pointed out that it was late for construction. She stated that she had gone fishing in Auburn. I detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage.

I asked Jill how much she had drunk and she stated two Modelo beers four hours earlier. I requested another unit. I told Jill I wanted to perform some evaluations to assess her ability to drive and asked if that was okay. Jill agreed to participate.

I asked Jill if she took any drugs or had any medical conditions and she stated that she did not. I asked Jill if she had any condition that would prevent her from standing, walking, or turning. Jill stated that she did not. I asked if she smoked marijuana and she stated that she never did.

I told Jill to stand with her feet together and her hands at her sides. I asked Jill to look forward and not move her head. I told Jill to follow my light with her eyes only. I asked Jill if she understood and she stated that she did.

I checked for equal pupil size and detected it. I checked for resting nystagmus, but did not detect it. I checked for equal tracking and detected it.

I checked for lack of smooth pursuit and detected it in both eyes. I checked for distinct and sustained nystagmus at maximum deviation and detected it in both eyes. I checked for angle of onset of nystagmus and detected it at 40 degrees in both eyes. I checked for vertical nystagmus and did not detect it. Jill’s eyes were bloodshot and watery. Her eyelids were droopy. She had a sway. I detected six clues.

I told Jill to stay in that position and told her that I was going to circle her face with my light, I told Jill to follow the light with both eyes. I told Jill that I would bring it towards her nose and she was to follow it with both eyes. I told Jill that if she needed to cross her eyes that was okay. I asked Jill if she understood and she stated that she did.

I checked for lack of convergence and observed it. Neither eye would come to center.

I told Jill to stay in that position with her feet together and her hands at her sides. I told Jill to stay in that position while I explained what she needed to do. I told Jill that when instructed she was to lean her head back and close her eyes. I told Jill that when I told her to begin, she was to tell me when she thought 30 seconds had elapsed. I told Jill that when she thought 30 seconds had elapsed, she was to open her eyes and say stop. I asked Jill if she understood and she stated that she did. I told Jill to lean her head back and close her eyes. I told her to begin. Jill estimated 30 seconds in 44 actual seconds. she stated that she counted with Mississippi’s.

I observed eyelid tremors. I showed Jill a straight line and to place her left foot on it. I told Jill to place her right foot in front of it, heel-to-toe. I told Jill keep her hands at her sides and demonstrated. I told Jill to stand in that position while I demonstrated the nine step walk and turn evaluation and not to begin until told to do so. I asked if she understood and she stated that she did. Jill stepped out of position and was returned to position.

I demonstrated how Jill was to take nine heel-to-toe steps remaining on the line. I explained that on the ninth step Jill was to keep her front on the line and turn around with a series of small steps with the rear foot. I explained that Jill was then to return nine heel-to-toe steps. I explained that she was to look at her feet, count her steps aloud and keep her hands at her sides. I explained that once Jill began, she was not to stop until complete. I asked Jill if she understood and she stated that she did. I told Jill to begin.

On the first nine steps, Jill missed heel-to-toe by more than one-half inch on steps 3 and six. She raised her arms by more than six inches. On the second nine inches, Jill missed heel-to-toe by more than one-half inch on steps 3,4, and 6. She stepped offline on step 2. She raised her arms by more than six inches. I observed one clue in the instructional stage and three clues in the walking stage.

I told Jill to stand with her feet together and her hands at her sides and she complied. I told Jill I was going to demonstrate the one leg stand evaluation. I told Jill not to begin until told to do so. I asked if understood and she stated that she did.

I demonstrated how Jill was to lift a foot of her choice approximately six inches off the ground and pointed out. I explained that she was to keep both legs straight and keep her hands at her sides. I told Jill she was to look at the raised foot and count aloud in the following manner, 1001, 1002, 1003, etc. until told to stop. I asked Jill if she understood and she stated that she did. I told Jill to begin.

Jill raised her arms by more than six inches and had a sway. I observed two clues in the counting and balance stage.

I retrieved my portable breath tester and Jill provided a breath sample that was positive for the presence of alcohol (BAC.120).

I told Jill that I knew she had drunk more than two beers. She told me that she had a shot of French Cognac.

I told Jill that she would be arrested. She told me that she was a single mother and a veteran. I told her that she was intoxicated.

I placed Jill under arrest. I read Jill the Implied Consent notice for individuals aged 21 years and above and asked if she would take the state administered blood test. Jill agreed, but later refused. Jill refused to provide a blood sample at the hospital.

I handcuffed Jill behind her back, checked for fit and double-locked them. I looked Jill over for contraband and found none. I placed Jill in the rear seat of my patrol car.

A search of the Nissan revealed 7.7 grams of marijuana in a plastic bag under the driver’s seat and within the reach of Jill.

I transported Jill to the Barrow County detention center where I cited her for:

  1. DUI (OCGA 40-6-391)
  2. reckless driving (OCGA 40-6-390)
  3. possession of less than one ounce of marijuana (OCGA 16-13-2)
  4. failure to maintain lane (OCGA 40-6-48)
  5. license not on person (OCGA 40-5-29)

I completed a form 1205 and explained the temporary 45 day driving permit contained within. I placed a copy into her property.

Prior to leaving, I checked my rear seat for contraband and found none. I placed the marijuana into evidence.