November 29, 2014

Sheriff: 3 dead in suspected DUI crash

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Three people, including a 6-year-old child, were killed in a crash Friday afternoon, according to the Hart County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Mike Cleveland said the accident happened on Lavonia Highway, near the Lavonia Speedway at 3:30 p.m.   Witnesses told investigators that a man driving a van crossed the center line, hitting the victims' car head-on.
Cleveland said that a 6-year-old girl, her mother, and a third adult were killed in the crash.  They victims were all from Franklin County, Georgia.  The driver of the van was taken into custody under suspicion of driving under the influence.  He is currently being treated at AnMed Health for back injuries. Cleveland said the injuries are not life-threatening.
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident.


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The acronyms DUI, DWI, OMVI and OVI all refer to the same thing: operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The most commonly used terms are DUI, an acronym for Driving Under the Influence, and DWI, an acronym for Driving While Impaired.
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