The Georgia State Patrol believes that alcohol consumption may have contributed to an Oct. 20 accident that sent a Clermont man to the hospital. Police say that the two-vehicle crash was caused by a 34-year-old Hall County man who failed to yield while allegedly driving under the influence. He has been charged with DUI and issued with a traffic citation. The accident occurred at approximately 3 p.m. on Athens Highway southeast of Gainesville.
According to a GSP report, the man was driving southbound on Athens Highway when he attempted to make a left turn onto Gains Mill Road. However, police say that his van pulled into the path of an oncoming pickup truck as it pulled out of the left turn lane. The force of the collision is said to have spun the van around and overturned the pickup truck.