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Gwinnett County Sheriff's Deputy Wrecks in Walton County, Charged with DUI

The accident happened at Ga Highway 81 and Double Springs Road in Walton County. A Lawrenceville woman was injured in the crash.

Georgia State Patrol reported that a Gwinnett County Sheriff's Deputy vehicle was involved in a wreck at 1:20 am Wednesday morning on Georgia Highway 81 at Double Springs Road in Walton County.

According to the trooper, a Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department vehicle ran off the road, struck an embankment and overturned several times.  In a press release, GSP reported that nobody was around the vehicle when first responders arrived. They later located the driver, a Gwinnett County Sheriff's deputy, at his residence. He had sustained minor injuries. A female passenger was found walking near the crash scene.

The driver, Robert Christopher Matt, 27, from Bethlehem, was charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, failing to maintain lane and open container. He was taken to Walton County Jail.

The passenger in the vehicle, Katie Lynn, age 27, from Lawrenceville, was taken by ambulance to Gwinnett Medical for treatment of injuries.

thcooper69 October 04, 2012 at 11:21 PM
a dui should really be 2 part sentence the 1st offence should be 1 year on probation and 100,000 fine ! the 2nd offence should be an automatic death sentence . carried out immediatly . the tables need to be turned on drunk drivers .

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