Polk Elections Director placed on leave after DUI Arrest in Rome

May 23rd, 2023 – 3:50 PM

Polk County Standard Journal (Jeremy Stewart) –

24-year-old Noah Beck (Photo by Jeremy Stewart)

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According to a report by the Polk County Standard Journal, 24-year-old Polk County Elections Director Noah Beck was arrested in Rome over the weekend for charges related to DUI.

Rome Police reported that Beck was pulled over on East Second Avenue just after midnight Friday night after a Rome Police officer observed his vehicle weaving and crossing over into the other southbound lane.

The officer reported he could smell alcohol on Beck’s person and placed him under arrest under suspicion of DUI.

A search of Beck’s vehicle led to the discovery of Adderall in a resealable plastic bag in his vehicle.

Beck is charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, a felony, along with misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence, drugs not in original container, and failure to maintain lane.

Beck was booked into Floyd County Jail without incident and later bonded out.

The Polk County Board of Elections held a meeting on Tuesday morning placing Beck on 10-day paid leave pending a further investigation.

Beck’s Suspension begins on Wednesday. 

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