A Marietta man faces multiple charges, including driving under the influence of alcohol, in connection with a three-car crash.
20-year-old Ivan Gonzalez of Marietta was trying to turn left into the parking lot of 728 Sandtown Road but did not yield to oncoming traffic, and hit another car driven by Jose Galvan-Trejo, 53, of Smyrna, Marietta police said.
After the initial hit, Gonzalez’s car was pushed backward into a third car, driven by Ray Terranova, 55, of Smyrna. Galvan-Trejo was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital with serious injuries, police said.
Gonzalez was arrested on scene and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, as well as serious injury by motor vehicle, driving on a suspended license, CP violations, and failure to yield turning left.
He was booked into the Cobb County jail and police said additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of the investigation.
GEORGIA DUI LAWS:
Georgia drivers can be charged with DUI if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 percent or higher.
When you are arrested for a DUI in Georgia, you’ll have to deal with both a criminal case and a separate license suspension. The Georgia Department of Driver Services will handle your license suspension pursuant to the implied consent laws and the GA criminal courts will prosecute the criminal case.
Georgia State law also requires clinical evaluation and the attendance of a DUI / Risk Reduction Program that’s certified/licensed by the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services before your driver’s license can be reinstated if you have been charged with any of the following:
- Drug Possession
- Other drug offenses
- Under-age possession of drugs or alcohol