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Covington man faces drug charges following traffic arrest

CONYERS -- A Covington man faces drug and alcohol charges after he was pulled over on Interstate 20 eastbound Saturday afternoon.

James Walter Davis, 51, of 50 Rocky Ridge Ct., was reportedly driving a white Cadillac DeVille at a high rate of speed and weaving across several lanes of traffic at about 4:30 p.m. when another motorist on the highway reported the activity to police.

A Conyers Police Department officer positioned his patrol car at the bottom of the Ga. Highway 138 on-ramp to I-20 and waited until the suspect vehicle passed him.

The officer saw that the Cadillac did not have a working tag light and pursued the car. The officer reported that the Cadillac was weaving across traffic lanes and he pulled the car over at the Salem Road off-ramp.

During questioning of Davis officers noticed he smelled of alcohol. When asked about his alcohol consumption, the suspect reportedly gave conflicting answers. He also reportedly did not respond to requests to undergo standardized field sobriety tests.

Davis was placed under arrest. A search of his car revealed a small bag of suspected marijuana and a small bag containing suspected cocaine.

A search warrant authorizing police to take a sample of Davis's blood for alcohol testing was obtained, and Davis was taken to Rockdale Medical Center.

He was later transported to the Rockdale County Jail where he was booked on charges of DUI-alcohol, possession of marijuana less than one ounce, improper lane change, possession of cocaine and no tag light.