A Villa Rica man faces drug and DUI charges after Alpharetta police received multiple reports on April 26 just before 1 p.m. of a vehicle being “all over the road” on GA 400 southbound.
The arresting officer waited at the Mansell Road interchange for the vehicle, and when it approached, he saw it was having difficulty staying in its lane. He followed the white car and watched as it moved into the leftmost lane and out of it, almost striking the center divider several times at 72 mph. The motorist pulled over when he activated his lights.
Based on his abnormally slow and slurred speech, and his actions, the officer searched the car and found a plastic bag with what he identified as a generic form of Xanax, a narcotic.
Timothy Paul Smith, 24, of Villa Rica, was cited with possession of Schedule IV drugs,