Watkinsville Police Report Several Accidents Last Week but no Serious Injuries

The following information was supplied by the Watkinsville, Ga. police department. An arrest does not mean a conviction.

In his weekly news release, Watkinsville Police Chief Lee O'Dillon noted the following incidents:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 1:14 p.m. a 1996 Toyota Corolla backed from a parking space into the front of a 2006 Hyundai Azera at the Town Center complex. No one was injured but both vehicles were damaged. The driver’s view was blocked by a large truck.
  • At 9:45 Tuesday evening, Oct. 23, police responded to a Hight Drive address after being advised of a domestic argument. Upon arrival police learned that the person causing the problem left when police were called. 
  • Police and medical units responded to Greensboro Highway, near the NAPA auto parts store, after a 2005 Toyota Sequoia slammed into the back of a 2006 Ford Expedition Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 8:44 a.m. The Ford SUV had stopped in a line of traffic due to a car at the front of the line attempting to make a left turn. Neither driver was seriously injured.  One of the drivers, age 37, of Watkinsville, was charged with following too closely.
  • Police stopped a 1994 Chevrolet S-10 after observing the pick-up weaving along Main Street at 2:18 Thursday morning, Oct. 25. The driver advised that he was on the way home from his bartending job in Athens. Justin Gary Hale, 27, of Old Greensboro Road, was arrested and charged with DUI and improper lane usage.  Hale was booked and later released after posting bond.
  • A 2007 Ford Escape was struck from behind by a 1999 Ford F-150 on Main Street near Town Center at 2:35 Sunday afternoon. No one was injured. A 64-year-old Cumming man was charged with following too closely.

Watkinsville police responded to a total of 30 calls within city limits between Oct. 22-28, 2012.

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