A Georgia man is in the hospital after police say he was thrown from an ATV in Burnt Prairie, IL.
Police say Joel R. Rosenbeck, 40, of Wavery Hall, GA, was heading east on CR 2450 N and attempted to make a right turn onto CR 625 E. The ATV he was operating overturned, and he was thrown from the vehicle.
Rosenbeck was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
He was cited for driving under the influence, failure to reduce speed, and illegal operation of an ATV on a public road.
There are specific areas in Georgia where riders are permitted to operate an ATV or UTV without a driver’s license. These areas are specially designated and the driver must be accompanied by a licensed adult. Outside of these areas, you must have a valid driver’s license to operate an ATV or UTV on public land in Georgia.
You are not permitted to operate ATVs or UTVs on public streets in Georgia.
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