Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS, OR OTHER INTOXICATING SUBSTANCES
FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LANE
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On 07/15/2022 at 0249 hrs, I, Ofc. Thomas, responded to the area of Old Jesup Rd and Whitlock St, in reference to a vehicle stuck on the railroad tracks.
Upon arrival, I observed a silver in color Honda CR-V lodged in between the railroad tracks and a white female and male standing next to the vehicle talking with ofc. Baker. I approached the couple and observed that the white female pants were wet. I asked the female what was her name and she stated that it was Morgan Rooks.
I then asked Mrs. Rooks what happened and she first stated that she was driving down Old Jesup Rd, when her GPS told her to turn. She stated that she then turned right and ended up on the railroad tracks. I asked Mrs. Rooks did she drive through the grass area and onto the tracks and she stated that she did. Mrs. Rooks then stated that she drove onto the tracks off of Whitlock St.
While still talking with Mrs. Rooks, I could detect a strong odor of an alocholic beverage coming from her person, and also noticed that her response to my questions were delayed. I then asked Mrs. Rooks when was the last tiime she had a alcoholic drink and she stated that she had not been drinking.
Mrs. Rooks husband, [REDACTED], then stated to her to just tell the truth. Mrs. Rooks still denied that she had anything to drink. I then asked Mrs. Rooks did she mind me performing a few test for me so that I can make sure that she was okay to drive, which she stated that she would.
I then walked Mrs. Rooks over to the road, in front of my patrol vehicle and stated that I would check her eyes first.
HORIZONTAL GAZE NYSTAGMUS TEST
Prior to attempting this test, Mrs. Rooks indicated she did not have any medical problems that would have prevented her from performing the test and that she was not wearing contacts. I checked her eyes and they displayed equal tracking and her pupils were equal sizes.
Mrs. Rooks was instructed to follow my stimulus with her eyes and eyes only, keeping her head still. I asked Mrs. Rooks if she understood my instructions, which she stated she did. Mrs. Rook then attempted this test. No resting nystagmus was observed.
Mrs. Rooks displayed 6 of the 6 possible clues.
- A lack of smooth pursuit in the left eye
- A lack of smooth pursuit in the right eye
- A distinct and sustained nystagmus in the left eye at maximum deviation
- A distinct and sustained nystagmus in the right eye at maximum deviation
- An onset of nystagmus in the left eye prior to 45 degrees.
- An onset of nystagmus in the right eye prior to 45 degrees.
WALK AND TURN TEST
Prior to attempting this test, Mrs. Rooks indicated she did not have any medical problems that would have prevented her from performing the test. I instructed Mrs. Rooks to put her left foot on the line and her right foot in front of it with her right heel touching the toe of her left foot. She was instructed to stand in this manner with her hands to her side until the test instructions were completed and the test demonstrated.
I instructed Mrs. Rooks not to begin the test until told to start. I instructed Mrs. Rooks to take nine steps along the line in a heel-to-toe manner. After the ninth step she was to stop and turn around keeping her lead foot on the ground, taking several small steps with the other foot to turn around. After turning around she was to take nine steps in a heel-to-toe manner back along the line, in the direction she had come from.
Mrs. Rooks was further instructed to watch her feet at all times while walking, keep her arms down to her side, and to count her steps out loud. After I demonstrated the test, I asked Mrs. Rooks if she understood my instructions, which she ststated that she did. I then instructed her to begin the test.
Mrs. Rooks displayed 5 of the 8 possible clues:
-She was unable to maintain her balance in the instructed position. During the test, she stopped twice while walking.
-On the first set of steps, she took the correct number of steps. She did not touch heel-to-toe on steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. She didn’t step off the line.
-She turned improperly.
-On the second set of steps, she took the correct number of steps. She did not touch heel-to-toe on steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. She didn’t step off the line.
-She used her arms once for balance.
ONE LEG STAND TEST
Prior to attempting this test, Mrs. Rooks again indicated that she did not have any medical problems that would have prevented her from performing the test. I instructed Mrs. Rooks to stand with her feet together and arms at her sides. Mrs. Rooks was asked not to begin the test until instructed to do so.
I instructed her to raise the leg of her choice by approximately 6 inches off the ground. While holding that position, she was to keep her leg straight and count out loud starting at one thousand one (one thousand one, one thousand two, one thousand three, …) and so forth until instructed to stop. I demonstrated the test to Mrs. Rooks and asked if she understood my instructions, which she stated that she did. Mrs. Rooks then attempted the test and raised her right leg.
Mrs. Rooks displayed 2 of the 4 possible clues:
- Swayed during the test
- Put foot down once during the test
At that time, I advised Mrs. Rooks that she was under arrest for suspected drving under the influence of alcohol, and placed her in handcuffs, which were double locked and checked for tightness, and placed her in the back seat of my patrol vehicle. I then read Mrs. Rooks Implied Consent for Suspects Age 21 or Over, which she agreed for breath.
Mrs. Rooks was then transported to the Brunswick Police Department for testing on the Intox 9000. Mrs. Rooks gave two valid breath samples with the first of 0.228 and the second 0.223, which she was advised that she would be charged with the lesser value.
Mrs. Rooks was then transported to the Glynn County Detention Center, where she was booked for Failure to Maintain Lane (O.C.G.A. 40-6-48) and DUI Alcohol (O.C.G.A. 40-6-391) and then released to the custody of the jail staff without incident. I completed an ABIS form, DDS-1205, and citations and provided Mrs. Rooks with her copies.
A search of my back seat is done before every shift and after every transport for weapons and illegal contraband. A search was done after transporting Mrs. Rooks, which yielded negative results.
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