Trion Resident Arrested for Impaired Driving

A Trion man was arrested for impaired driving after he was reported to be weaving “all over the road” near the chicken houses on Highway 100 near the Floyd County Line.

A deputy in the area received the report from Chattooga 911 that said the driver of a black Ford Ranger had “spun out, left the roadway and then regained control.”  When the deputy found the truck on Highway 100, the driver was weaving across the center lane.

The deputy got behind the truck and initiated a traffic stop.  When the pickup came to a stop, the driver parked in a manner that made the deputy fear that the truck was going to roll over the embankment on the side of the road.  The deputy asked the driver to get out of the vehicle for his own safety.  As the deputy talked with the driver, identified as thirty-one-year-old Kalen Dacotah Willingham, she noticed that Mr. Willingham’s speech was slurred.  When asked if he had any drugs or anything to drink, Mr. Willingham responded “no.”

After a failed field sobriety test, deputies searched Mr. Willingham’s truck and found two Xanax bars and 1/2 a Hydrocodone tablet.

Willingham was charged with drugs to be kept in original container, DUI for multiple substances, violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act for possession of a Schedule IV and Schedule V drug and was booked into the Chattooga County Jail.