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Teen Drives 23 MPH Over the Speed Limit in Cartersville

The following arrest information was supplied by the Cartersville police department. It does not indicate a conviction.

An 18-year-old Cartersville man was cited for allegedly driving 68 mph in a 45 mph zone on Dec. 23 at 10:03 p.m.

Alec David Floyd of Cartersville was pulled over when a Cartersville police officer clocked him as driving 23 mph over the speed limit on GA 61 at River Court.

While checking his driving history, the officer discovered Floyd's driver's license had been suspended last month for failure to appear on another charge made on Aug. 3.

Floyd was charge with speeding and driving with a suspended license, and later was released on bond.

Thief Ruins Christmas for Homeowner

Christmas Eve was anything but jolly for a Mercer Lane resident, who learned several items were missing from his home after a friend brought some people over to his home that he didn't know.

The victim said at one point a single person was left in his home that he did not know. He told Cartersville police he had a bad feeling, so when he woke up the next day on Christmas Eve, he checked his house to see if anything was missing. His feeling was right, as he discovered his iPhone, a pair of headphones and some of his wife's medication were missing, as was that one subject who had been alone in the house.

No one seemed to know the suspect's full name, address or any contact information.


Driver with Multiple DUI Offenses Adds Another One

A Cartersville police officer was familiar with a car he saw on North Tennessee Street at 1:51 p.m. on Dec. 24, as it had been the subject of  a "BOLO" (Be On the LookOut). The usual driver of the car had her license suspended several times in the past on DUI charges.

When the officer checked records for the driver, he learned that her license had been suspended.

 His report states that when he approached the vehicle, he smelled a strong odor of alcoholic beverages coming from the driver. He asked if she had been drinking, and his report states that she said stopped drinking around 4 a.m.

Shelly Amanda Delia, 49, of Cartersville, was arrested and charged with DUI and driving with a suspended license. She was taken to Bartow County Jail.

Cartersville Soccer Complex Field Damaged by Driver

A Cartersville Soccer Complex park attendant reported to Cartersville police that someone drove onto the soccer field and cut donuts, damaging the sod on the field.

The park attendant told police on Dec. 24 that this has happened before, and usually late at night after it rains.

The officer took photos of the tire tracks.

For questions about this blotter, email Brande Poulnot.

CLUBFV December 30, 2012 at 07:52 PM
having a hard time trying to figure out why a speeding charge is even newsworthy
Always an Emerson girl! January 02, 2013 at 02:38 AM
It's called a 'filler'.
Drew January 03, 2013 at 07:35 PM
Why is so much happening in Cartersville?


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