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Savannah Franks

Name:
FRANKS, SAVANNAH CHARLISE

Date of Booking:
11/26/2022

Reason(s) For Booking:
DUI – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL

RECKLESS DRIVING

SPEEDING IN EXCESS OF MAXIMUM LIMITS

SPEEDING IN EXCESS OF MAXIMUM LIMITS

Officer’s Narrative:
[Please note: The following is a direct transcription from the official initial incident report. The Georgia Gazette does not fix any spelling or grammatical errors that may exist. Any changes or redactions made by our staff are placed inside brackets. Some errors may exist. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The topics discussed may be sensitive to some readers. Discretion is advised.]


On 11/26/2022 at approximately 2200 hours, I was traveling north on North Park Street, attempting to catch up to a traffic violator traveling north in front of me. While traveling north, I topped the hill on North Park Street at West Chandler Street and saw a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed south on North Park Street at North Cliff Street.

I witnessed the vehicle change lanes erratically and visually estimated the vehicle’s speed to be approximately 75 miles per hour (MPH) in a 40 MPH zone, in violation of OCGA 40-6-181 and 40-6-390. I activated the front antenna on my vehicle’s Stalker Radar Unit (S/N: DB021518).

Once the front antenna was activated, I received a high pitch audible tone, and the reading on the vehicle’s speed was 84 MPH. I attempted to lock the vehicle’s speed on the radar display but couldn’t before the vehicle slowed to 74 MPH due to the other vehicles. I turned around and began to travel south, attempting to catch up to the vehicle. I radioed other patrol units and told them about the speeding vehicle.

Once I reached a point where I could see the intersection of Alabama Street, I saw the vehicle turn erratically west onto Alabama Street. I updated the position of the vehicle and myself over the radio, and the vehicle continued to travel west on Alabama Street at approximately 70 MPH in a 35 MPH zone. The driver of the vehicle, Savanna Franks, was found to be impaired by alcohol, arrested and charged accordingly.

[End of Narrative]