Police pursuit that started in Dawson County ends on Ga. 136 in Hall County

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — A police chase that started on Ga. 400 in Dawson County at 7:57 a.m. resulted in the arrest of a Gainesville man on charges of  fleeing and attempting to elude, reckless driving, speeding, and driving under the influence.

Georgia State Patrol Corporal Travis Sanders reports a state trooper observed a 2019 Toyota Corolla traveling 85 mph in posted 55 mph speed zone traveling north on Georgia 400.

The driver of this vehicle was later identified as Jamee Hayes, age 26 of Gainesville.

Hayes fled from the trooper after the trooper attempted to perform a traffic stop. The pursuit traveled north onto Ga. 400 and then onto Ga. 136. The pursuit continued into Hall County and was brought to an end on Bark Camp Road in Hall County when the trooper performed a pursuit intervention technique.

Hayes was taken into custody and no injuries were reported as a result of the pursuit.

 

 

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State troopers plan busy Memorial Day weekend

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ATLANTA –The Georgia State Patrol is urging drivers who will be traveling throughout the state this weekend to make safety a priority. This year’s Memorial Day 78-hour holiday travel period will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 24, and end at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 27.

During the holiday period, state troopers will be on high-visibility patrols keeping an eye out for impaired drivers and other traffic violations that could potentially cause a crash. “We want to make holiday travel as safe as possible,” said Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety. “Observe the posted speed limit, don’t drive distracted, and plan a safe way home if consuming alcoholic beverages is in your plans,” he added.

Before you begin your trip, make sure your vehicle is “road ready”, by checking fluids, tires, brakes, etc. Also, make sure that everyone is wearing their seatbelt and that small children are properly restrained. “Remember to stay alert behind the wheel, ‘pack your patience’, and be courteous to other drivers at all times,” the commissioner said.

During the 2018 Memorial Day holiday, the Georgia State Patrol investigated 510 traffic crashes that resulted in 320 injuries and three traffic fatalities. In addition to the traffic crash investigations, troopers arrested 323 people for driving under the influence, while issuing 8,639 citations, and 11,979 warnings.

During the Memorial Day travel period, the Georgia State Patrol will again be participating in the national mobilization of the ‘Click It, or Ticket’ program. State troopers will be working alongside sheriffs’ deputies and police officers to enforce Georgia’s seat belt laws and to educate the public on the importance of wearing seat belts while traveling in motor vehicles. This program is coordinated in Georgia by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

The holiday traffic fatality count will be updated throughout the travel period on the Georgia Department of Public Safety’s Twitter account: http://www.twitter.com/ga_dps.

 

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Two people injured in Thursday morning crash

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Two people sustained non-life threatening injuries in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of SR 9 and Dawson Forest Road Thursday morning.

According to the Georgia State Patrol accident report, a 2019 Ford Fiesta driven by Cindy Staton, 41 of Dawsonville, was traveling south on SR 9 at the same time a 1989 Toyota pickup truck driven by Iszaack Obryant, 17 of Cumming, was traveling north on SR 9.

Staton failed to yield as she attempted to make a left turn onto Dawson Forest Road. As a result, the passenger side front corner of the vehicle she was driving struck the front of the Toyota pickup truck driven by Obryant. The area of impact occurred in the northbound lane.

Both drivers were transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Staton was cited for failed to yield to the other vehicle.

 

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Car crashes into offices in Town Center Shopping Center

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — A car drove through a building in the Dawsonville Town Center (Food Lion Shopping Center on Main Street at approximately 12:48 p.m.

Troopers from the Cumming Post of the Georgia State Patrol were dispatched to a crash involving a 2016 Volkswagen Jetta driven by 71-year-old Rita Lynett Gayton, from Dawsonville. Gayton was attempting to park in front of Suite 130 in the shopping center. Instead of stopping in the parking space, the Jetta continued forward, jumped the curb, and drove through the front glass wall of Suite 130. The Jetta then drove partially through the interior wall between Suite 130 and Suite 140.

Both Suite 130 and Suite 140 were are owned by Dawsonville Fee Owner, LLC and were unoccupied.

Ms. Gayton was not injured in the crash.

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Dawsonville man killed in single-vehicle accident

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – A Dawsonville man was killed in a single-vehicle accident so SR 136 at 11:35 Thursday (April 25).

Georgia State Patrol SFC Curtis Bradshaw reports that a 2009 Nissan Altima was traveling north on SR 136 near Shamrock Lane.  While negotiating a curve to the left, the Nissan was traveling too fast for the wet road conditions.  The Nissan traveled onto the east shoulder before traveling back across the roadway onto the west shoulder while rotating counterclockwise.  The Nissan struck a mailbox and several trees on the west shoulder.  Excessive speed did appear to be a factor in the crash.

The Nissan was driven by 34 year old Adam Jon Hain, from Dawsonville.  He was the only occupant in the vehicle.  Hain was not wearing his seatbelt and was not ejected.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash.  Bradshaw said drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash.

 

 

 

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State Patrol reminds drivers to be safe St. Patrick’s Day weekend

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ATLANTA — St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend, and the Georgia State Patrol is reminding partygoers to put safety first. State troopers will be on patrols keeping an eye out for impaired drivers and any other traffic violations that could potentially cause a crash.

“St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays where troopers see a spike in impaired driving,” said Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety. “Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is against Georgia law and compromises the safety of everyone on the road, so if you drive impaired you will be arrested,” he added.

Last year, during St. Patrick’s Day weekend (March 16-18, 2018), Georgia State Troopers investigated 304 crashes that resulted in 178 injuries and six fatalities. In addition, troopers arrested 196 people for driving under the influence and issued a total of 2,554 citations and 3,195 warnings.

The best way to prevent alcohol-related traffic deaths during this holiday is careful planning. “Partygoers should have a plan for getting home safely if they choose to drink alcohol,” said Colonel McDonough. “Designate a sober driver or make other arrangements to get home by taxi or rideshare service,” he added.

If you are the designated driver, make sure you keep an eye out for pedestrians. Also, drive carefully and defensively. You may be sober, but that may not be true for the other drivers or pedestrians on the roads. If you suspect someone is driving impaired, do not hesitate to notify local law enforcement. You could save someone’s life.

In addition to planning a safe ride home, party goers should stay hydrated and not leave their drinks unattended. Party hosts should serve lots of food, have non-alcoholic beverage choices, keep a watchful eye on their guests, and have the phone number of local cab companies on hand should someone need them. But most importantly, if you see someone who is about to drive impaired, try to help them make other arrangements to get home safe.

 

 

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Wreck with Entrapment at Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County Fire units responded at 2:36 p.m. to a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Dawson County Engine 2 arrived on scene and observed one dump truck over turned onto a passenger vehicle. Additional Engines, Med units, Forsyth County Heavy
Rescue and Air Life were there to assist in the extrication and treatment of the trapped
occupants.

Fire/Rescue personnel on scene, had to perform an extensive extrication to free the patient
from the passenger vehicle. Various extrication equipment and Wrecker services were used
to stabilize the vehicles. Once the vehicles were stabilized personnel were able to use “Jaws
of Life” to free entrapped occupant.

Two patients were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center by ground. Both
patients appear to be in stable condition. Georgia State Patrol is investigating the cause of
the accident.

 

(Photos provided by Dawson County Fire/EMS)

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No injuries reported as tractor trailer overturns on Hwy. 53

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DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – Dawson County Emergency Services Director Danny Thompson reported that a tractor trailer overturned at 11:05 a.m. today on SR 53 just east of GA 400. There were no injuries and the investigation is under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol. No further details are available at this time. Fetch Your News will have more information as it becomes available.

 

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