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Reckless driving leads to arrest

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By Patrick Yost

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Reports of an alleged reckless driver led Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputies and a Madison Police Department officer to Interstate 20 where they located a man “sweating so bad that his clothing was soaked and (he) appeared extremely confused.”

Officers also located approximately 8.3 grams of suspected methamphetamine, a small brown bottle with an unknown liquid and pill inside along with two cut straws.

David Lee Morris, 42, Atlanta was arrested on Saturday, Aug. 15 at approximately 8 a.m. after law enforcement responded to a complaint of a a black Ford Escape eastbound on Interstate 20 driving approximately 10 mph and weaving in the interstate to the extent that other vehicles could not pass. The deputy reported that he observed the Escape basically stopped with eastbound traffic backed up behind it.

The deputy activated his emergency lights and siren and drove down the exit ramp to perform a traffic stop. The Escape, reports state, “was slowly moving to the side of the roadway and stopped in the right lane of the roadway shutting down the right lane.”

A Madison police officer attempted to help Morris from the vehicle but officers determined that there might be a “medical situation” and called EMS. Morris, reports state, was not giving deputies verbal response and began to go unconscious. The city officer administered a Narcan dose that “did not appear to have much affect.”

Morris was placed on a gurney and lifted from the vehicle. EMS checked his blood sugar level and found it to be normal. Morris was transported to Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital.

Reports state that warrants for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug related items will be taken against Morris.

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