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Two hurt in wreck; driver faces DUI charge

A 42-year-old Warrenton man was charged with driving drunk following a single-vehicle crash in which he and a passenger were injured on Mount Pleasant Road in McDuffie County on Monday night.

Trooper Matthew MacDonald of the Georgia State Patrol post in Thomson said Danny Ivey, of 34 Bond St., was driving north when he lost control of his 1986 Ford Bronco while driving on a curve near Sunshine Lane.

The wreck occurred shortly before 7:15 p.m.

Mr. Ivey and a passenger, Milton McGahee, 49, of the 3100 block of Sand Hill Road, Thomson, were injured in the crash. They were treated at the scene by personnel with the McDuffie County Emergency Medical Services and firefighters/first responders with the McDuffie County Fire/Rescue Services. Both were taken by ambulance to Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Ivey was wearing his seat belt, but Mr. McGahee was not wearing his seat belt.

After losing control of the Bronco, Mr. Ivey overcorrected the first of two times before crossing over the roadway and onto the eastbound shoulder where the vehicle overturned before striking a concrete marker. It later flipped right side up after splitting a utility pole, authorities said.

Trooper MacDonald said he charged Mr. Ivey with the following offenses: driving while intoxicated, failure to maintain lane, driving too fast for conditions and Violation of the Georgia Seatbelt Law.

Web posted on Thursday, September 03, 2009

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