Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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COVINGTON -- A one-vehicle crashed snarled traffic on Smith Store Road Monday afternoon and injured the driver and his passenger.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, the crash occurred around 2:40 p.m. The driver, Jon Douglas Fambrough, 52, of Covington was flown by air ambulance to Atlanta Medical Center where he was treated and released.
He was then taken to the Newton County Detention Center and charged with DUI, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, passing in a no-passing zone and seat belt violation.
His 47-year-old passenger, also from Covington, was taken by Newton Medical Center EMS to Atlanta Medical for treatment.
" ... (Fambrough) was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro eastbound on Smith Store Road near Heritage Way when he attempted to pass another vehicle on a double yellow line," said GSP spokesman Gordy Wright. "The driver lost control, crossed both lanes of travel, left the roadway, struck a culvert and then a tree. The vehicle became airborne and struck another cluster of trees before coming to a final rest upright."
Wright said Fambrough was trapped and had to be extricated before being flown to Atlanta Medical.
The passenger, though injured, was wearing a seat belt.