Polk probate court clerk on leave after DUI arrest in Rome | Local News
The chief clerk of the Polk County Estates Court is on administrative leave after his arrest after an accident in Rome last week for DUI and a traffic violation.
Brad Shelton, whose full name is Charles Bradley Shelton, was involved in a single vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon around 3 p.m. on the Armuchee connector near the intersection with the Rome bypass at State Mutual Stadium.
According to the report from the Rome Police Department:
Shelton, 52, of Cedartown, was standing next to his Toyota SUV, which was hanging halfway up an embankment by the side of the road, when officers arrived. He said he fell asleep and the vehicle drifted off the road.
The officer reported a smell of alcohol coming from Shelton, who said he had not been drinking since the night before. When Shelton was asked to take a field sobriety test, he mentioned that he had difficulty standing for long periods of time due to a pre-existing medical condition.
After being unable to pass the tests, Shelton told the officer he had taken two non-prescribed Klonopin pills in the previous 24 hours, adding that he had not slept for a few days after the death of her father last Sunday, April. 25.
Shelton was arrested and consented to a blood alcohol test, which was performed at Floyd Medical Center in Rome. He was then cleared for enrollment in Floyd County Jail. He was then released on his own initiative.
Shelton is charged with the offenses of driving under the influence of alcohol and failing to keep a lane.
Estates Court Judge Tony Brazier said he was aware of the incident and that Shelton had been placed on administrative leave until his case was resolved by the Floyd County court system.