Local Summerville resident and USPS mail carrier, Carrie Ann Nicholson was arrested for DUI and Child endangerment after a traffic stop last weekend.
According to the Chattooga County Sheriffs Office, on Saturday, April 17th, officers spotted a white Jeep Cherokee pull out in front of another vehicle on Highway 27 in Gore. When the Jeep pulled onto Highway 27 from Gore Subligna Road, it caused the approaching vehicle to have to slam on their brakes. When officers caught up the the Jeep, they noted that they were traveling around 80 mph and the vehicle was weaving into the inside and outside lanes.
Deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop where the Jeep driver first pulled over near Scott Hill Road, then re entered the highway and finally pulled over a little further down nears Farmersville Road. Deputies had to ask the driver of the Jeep, identified as Carrie Ann Nicholson of Summerville, to roll down the passenger side window at least 3 times before she was able to comply.
Nicholson asked Deputies if someone could come pick up her child, which was in the vehicle with her. Nicholson told Deputies that she was not okay to drive, even though she stated she had drank 2 small beers and initially refused field sobriety tests. Even after complying to the sobriety tests, Nicholson would not answer Deputies when the attempted to read her the Georgia Implied Consent, stating that she knew her rights and that they didn’t have to read her anything.
Someone was contacted to come pick up the child in the back seat, and Nicholson was transported to the Chattooga County Jail where she was booked with failure to maintain a single lane, DUI/ alcohol/less safe, and DUI/child endangerment.