PRICE, CYNTHIA INEZ
Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
DUI – ALCOHOL LESS SAFE
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On 5/19/22 at 00:40 hours, I responded to the area of South Park Street and Central High Road in reference to a possible impaired driver. An unknown caller had called in a blue Ford Escape with a headlight out that had driven off the roadway multiple times.
I located the vehicle on Dixie Street at Clinic Avenue. I began following the vehicle at a very slow speed. I followed the vehicle down Dixie Street before turning right on Newnan Street. As I followed the vehicle down Newnan Street, I observed that the passenger headlight on the vehicle was not working. Due to this infraction, I activated my emergency lights and performed a traffic stop on the vehicle.
I approached the driver’s side of the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Cynthia Price. While talking to Cynthia, I explained that her headlight was out and that she had been observed driving off the roadway multiple times. Cynthia responded by saying, “I live right there,” as she pointed east. I observed an open 24oz Twisted Tea alcoholic beverage sitting in the center console of the vehicle.
I removed Cynthia from the vehicle and spoke with her in front of my patrol car. As Cynthia stepped out, I observed that her shorts were unbuttoned and appeared to have been slid down below her waist. While speaking to Cynthia, I detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverages emitting from her breath. I asked Cynthia if she had consumed any alcoholic beverages. Cynthia stated she had consumed three 24oz. Twisted Tea beverages. Cynthia also admitted to drinking Twisted Tea while she was driving. Cynthia’s eyes were bloodshot and watery while I was speaking to her.
I asked Cynthia if she felt safe operating a vehicle. Cynthia responded by saying that she felt safe to drive but probably was not legal to drive. Cynthia then began pleading with me, asking if she could just walk to her house. I asked Cynthia, on a scale of one to six, one being sober and six being blackout, where she felt she was. Cynthia responded by saying, “three.” Cynthia admitted to feeling intoxicated by alcohol.
Cynthia refused to consent to perform Standardized Field Sobriety Tests to determine if she was safe to operate a motor vehicle. Due to Cynthia’s manifestations, as well as her statements regarding being intoxicated by alcohol, I placed her in handcuffs that were double-locked and checked for fit. Cynthia was advised that she was being placed under arrest. After securing her in the backseat of my patrol car, I read her Implied Consent for Suspects Age 21 or Over. Cynthia refused to submit to the state-administered chemical tests of her blood.
Cynthia’s vehicle was parked in a parking lot and locked per her request. I then transported Cynthia to the Carroll County Jail, where she was charged with the following:
DUI Less Safe 40-6-391A1
Headlight Requirements 40-8-22
At the jail, I observed that Cynthia’s shorts were wet as if she had urinated on herself. Cynthia denied urinating in my patrol vehicle. It should be noted that the passenger of the vehicle, [REDACTED], was transported to another location by a Carroll County Deputy. Supplemental information and pictures have been digitally attached to this report.
It should be noted that a criminal/driver history was obtained after Cynthia’s arrest. Said DUI is not a felony pursuant to OCGA 40-6-391(4)