Green, Imani Tiara
Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
DUI – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL
ENDANGERING CHILD UNDER 14 YRS. OF AGE
FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LANE
DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED OR REVOKED (MISDEMEANOR)
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On July 16, 2022 at 03:32 hours, Ofc. Johnson (431) with Walthourville Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Talmadge Rd and Carter Rd. Ofc. Johnson believed the driver was intoxicated and called for assistance to conduct a DUI investigation. I advised dispatch that I would be en route to Ofc. Johnson and arrived on scene shortly after.
Ofc. Johnson advised that he was traveling eastbound on Hwy 84 when he observed a vehicle behind him traveling at a slow rate of speed. He stated when he began to slow down the vehicle changed lanes and got directly behind him. Ofc. Johnson stated he changed lanes again and the vehicle followed him getting directly behind him. He said this seemed suspicious so he once again changed lanes but this time slowed his speed to about five miles per hour. He stated the vehicle then got beside him, slowing down and matching his speed. Ofc. Johnson stated he then stopped on Hwy 84 and the vehicle stopped as well. He said the vehicle began driving and he followed it, stating the driver was failing to maintain lane. He stated he followed the vehicle unit he knew other units were in the area and conducted a traffic stop. He stated that when he began talking to the driver that he felt she was intoxicated so he called for assistance.
I activated my body worn camera and made contact with the driver who was identified as Ms. Imani Green. I asked her to exit the vehicle to speak with me. While I observed Ms. Green, her eyes were blood shot red, and as she was stepping out of the vehicle I could smell the strong odor of what I believed to be and alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle. I asked Ms. Imani how much she had to drink tonight and she stated a few shots. I asked her if she would be willing to take a series of standardized field sobriety tests and she agreed. The following are the results from my given test.
Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus:
- Lack of smooth pursuit: Left and Right Eye.
- Distinct and sustained Nystagmus at max deviation: Left and Right Eye.
- Onset of Nystagmus prior to 45 degrees: Left and Right Eye.
- I did not observe any vertical Nystagmus.
Walk and Turn:
- Ms. Green could not keep her balance during the instructions.
- Ms. Green missed heel to toe on all steps.
- Ms. Green stepped off the line.
- Ms. Green used her arms for balance.
- Ms. Green took an incorrect number of steps. On the first set of nine steps she took 13. On the second set she stopped walking and had to restart while on the third step.
One Leg Stand:
- Ms. Green sways while balancing.
- Ms. Green used her arms for balance.
- Ms. Green put her foot down four times in the passing of 30 seconds.
Once I finished field sobriety, I asked Ms. Green if she would be willing to take a portable breath test and she agreed. The results I obtained with my department issued portable breath test machine were 0.193. At this time I placed Ms. Green under arrest in double locked handcuffs which were checked for fit and read her Georgia Implied Consent for suspects ages 21 and over. Ms. Green gave a verbal yes for breath.
Ofc. Johnson transported her to Hinesville Police Department for a breath test. Lt. Dill with HPD conducted the intoxilyzer test. The results for that test showed her BAC to be at 0.175.
Ms. Green was then transported to Liberty County Jail and turned over to booking staff. She was cited with Failing to maintain lane, Suspended driver’s license, Endangering a child under 14 years of age, and DUI.
My body worn camera was active for most of the stop but died during the encounter.
Ms. Green’s vehicle was released to Mr. [REDACTED] on scene.
This concluded my involvement with this incident.
[End of Narrative]