29-year-old causes multiple crashes; 2 cars overturn on I-20

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 5:54 PM
Last updated 8:27 PM
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A 29-year-old is facing charges after causing multiple car accidents Friday afternoon in Richmond County.

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Approximately 4:45 p.m., deputies responded to a hit-and-run accident on the 2800 block of Washington Road involving suspect Daniel Michael Gentry, according to a statement from Sgt. Monica Belser.

Gentry’s vehicle was identified as a 2003 white Ford Ranger. While traffic investigators were handling this accident, they were dispatched to a more severe accident on Interstate 20 westbound next to the Warren Road bridge overpass.

Investigators discovered two overturned vehicles, one of which was Gentry’s truck.

The second vehicle was a 2000 Lincoln Town Car.

Deputies confirmed that Gentry struck a vehicle on the 2800 block of Washington Road, left the scene at a high rate of speed, then got on I-20 westbound. Once on I-20, Gentry caused an additional accident which overturned both vehicles involved.

The exact number of victims has not been released, but Belser confirmed that everyone involved in the I-20 accident has been hospitalized.

“The victims names will not be released at this time,” Belser said.

Belser said Gentry “will possibly be charged with” reckless driving, DUI and driving with a suspended license.

Gentry, whose condition has not been released, is currently receiving medical treatment at Georgia Regents Medical Center. 

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fatboyhog 08/15/14 - 11:16 pm
Additional charges

He should also be charged with impersonating a human and aggravated stupidity. Once convicted, he should serve the rest of his life in prison. His wanton disregard for human life in these incidents proves that he needn't have a second chance to kill anyone. Lock him up, throw away the key.

dichotomy 08/15/14 - 09:52 pm
"In May, Gentry was featured

"In May, Gentry was featured in The Jail Report for a DUI charge from Richmond County. He also has previous DUI convictions that led to jail time as well as a label of "habitual violator" and a judge's demand that he attend AA meetings. In 2008, Gentry was found guilty of a DUI and sentenced to 60 days in jail, 12 months' probation, fined $1,501 and ordered to perform 30 days of community service, undergo clinical evaluation for substance abuse and have an ignition interlock device installed. A judge also ordered him to surrender his tags, undergo alcohol counseling, continue Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, submit to monitoring with a Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor device, submit to random drug and alcohol screens and attend a risk-reduction program and served notice of habitual violator status."

Well judge....apparently the meetings did not work and he obviously no longer has the Remote Alcohol Monitor. I think it's time for serious....I'm talking decades......jail time. Or would the judicial system prefer to wait until he kills a car load of kids or something.

corgimom 08/16/14 - 06:42 am
He isn't going to stop until

He isn't going to stop until he kills someone- most likely an innocent person.

itsanotherday1 08/16/14 - 09:34 am
I would be surprised if he

I would be surprised if he didn't spend the next ten years looking through bars. These are the kinds of imbibers that kill people on the highways and should be dealt with severely. 6pm and he was already knee-wobbling drunk...

jimmymac 08/16/14 - 10:47 am

You must be kidding. He'll have to go to another county to get anything close to ten years. He'd already be in prison if convicted and sentenced somewhere else and the innocent people he injured in this incident would be safe.

like-it-is 08/16/14 - 10:54 pm

I agree. Well said.

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