Sara Kouidri

Name:
Kouidri, Sara

Date of Booking:
12/24/2021

Reason(s) For Booking:
Improper Lane Change

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 12/24/2021 at 0203 hours, I was dispatched to University Pkwy and Jackson Trail Rd to assist Deputy Kinney with a traffic investigation. I responded code 1.

On arrival, Deputy Kinney had stopped a Mazda sedan displaying Georgia tag number [REDACTED] for failure to maintain lane. See Case Report # 2021-00072167. It was being driven by Sara Koudri. Kinney performed fields and determined that Koudri was impaired and placed under arrest.

I spoke with Koudri and asked if she had anyone nearby that could pickup her Mazda. She told me that she was coming from a Christmas party and had friends that were behind her that could take the Mazda. I asked if they had also been drinking and she stated that they had. I told her that I doubted if her friends had been drinking that they would stop.

I asked if she had anyone else and she stated that she had a friend who was at her mother’s home in Bethlehem. She called the friend who agreed to come. Koudri was transported by Deputy Kinney while I waited with her Mazda.

An Acura TL arrived, driven by Ashleigh House with passenger [REDACTED]. [REDACTED] stated that she was going to drive Koudri Mazda.

I asked House if she was Koudri’s friend and she stated that she was. I detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from House. I asked if she had been drinking and she stated that had not, but had been looking after people at the party. I asked if she had been the friend that was following Koudri from the party. She stated that she started following her, but passed her. She stated that this was why she was home when called.

I asked if she would provide a breath sample and she agreed. She provided a breath sample that was positive for the presence of alcohol (BAC.136).

I told House that I knew that she had been drinking and to be honest with me about drinking. She stated that she had 2 shots and a beers 2 hours earlier.

I told House I wanted to perform some evaluations to assess her ability to drive since she had been drinking. House agreed to participate. I asked House if she wore contacts and she stated that she did and they were clear. I asked House if she took any drugs or had any medical conditions and she stated that she did not. I asked House if she had any condition that would prevent her from standing, walking, or turning. House stated that she did not.

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

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. Her eyes were bloodshot and watery. She had a sway. I detected six clues.

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

I checked for lack of convergence and did not detect it.

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

House estimated 30 seconds in 23 seconds. I asked how she counted and she stated by Mississippi. I observed eyelid jitter and a sway

I showed House a straight line and to place her left foot on it. I told House to place her right foot in front of it, heel-to-toe. I told House keep her hands at her sides and demonstrated. I told House 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.

I demonstrated how House was to take nine heel-to-toe steps remaining on the line. I explained that on the ninth step House was to keep her front on the line and turn around with a series of small steps with the rear foot. I explained that House 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 House began, she was not to stop until complete. I asked House if she understood and she stated that she did. I told House to begin.

On the first nine steps, House missed heel-to-toe by more than one-half inch on steps 3-9. She raised her arms by more than six inches. She turned by lifting both feet. On the second nine steps, House missed all heel-to-toe steps by more than one-half inch and raised her arms by more than six inches. I observed three clues in the walking stage.

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

I demonstrated how House 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 House 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 House if she understood and she stated that she did. I told House to begin.

House put her foot down, raised her arms by more than six inches and swayed. I detected three clues in the counting and balance stage.

I told House that I knew she had drunk more than she was stating and she admitted that she had also had a vodka and Red Bull.

I placed House under arrest. I read House the Implied Consent notice for individuals aged 21 years and above and asked if she would take the state administered blood test. House refused to provide a blood sample at the hospital. I handcuffed House behind her back, checked for fit and double-locked them. I looked House over for contraband and found none. I placed House in the rear seat of my patrol car.

She was transferred to Lt. Guest’s car for transport.

Lt. Guest transported House to the Barrow County detention center where I cited her for DUI (OCGA 40-6-391) and reckless driving (OCGA 40-6-390).

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.

No body camera video.