The Cartersville Police Department said officers went to North Erwin Street and Cassville Road at around 8:10 a.m. on Thursday to respond to an accident.
Police arrested a driver for DUI and possession of a controlled substance. The suspect's name is unknown.
During a search of the suspect's car, investigators found what was described as a "possible explosive device" and called the GBI.
Police said at around 11 a.m. that officers were waiting for agents to arrive.
A car examined for a "possible explosive" on Jan. 26, 2023, in Cartersville. (FOX 5 Atlanta)
Unmarked cars appeared to be blocking a street near the car crash.
The Cartersville Police Department is located at 195 Cassville Road.