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Grovetown man sentenced to prison for causing vehicle crash

Friday, June 14, 2013 4:32 PM
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A Grovetown man who caused a head-on crash on Lumpkin Road has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Jeffery W. Davignon  SPECIAL
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Jeffery W. Davignon


Jeffery W. Davignon, 56, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court on Thursday to charges including driving under the influence and serious injury by vehicle.

Judge J. Wade Padgett also sentenced Davignon to an additional seven years probation.

According to court records, on March 9, 2012, Davignon had three prescription drugs and marijuana in his system when he crossed the center line on Lumpkin Road and struck a vehicle driven by Mildred Mills. The wreck broke both of her legs.

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rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 06/14/13 - 04:14 pm
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Someone
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needs to wipe the grin off of that moron's face.

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 06/14/13 - 08:01 pm
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Sad, DUI, No one wins
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Jeffery W. Davignon will be out about the time Mildred Mills gets where she can walk. He will be on a moped or bicycle or golf cart and more people will get hurt or die. That is not news, just the truth.

Leemarie
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Leemarie 06/15/13 - 07:58 am
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He deserved more time

This man deserved more time for what he did! My mother struggles every day to regain full use of her legs, has to go through therapy every week,which puts her in more pain and discomfort. Her life and those of her family were forever changed because of his stupidity, now as she looks forward to more surgeries, the time he does is nothing compared to what she has to go through! I hope he rots in jail!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/15/13 - 08:20 am
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People Driving While on Prescriptions Drugs

People driving while on prescription narcotic drugs is a major problem that mostly goes undetected.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/15/13 - 02:13 pm
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Paradox

Or is that dichotomy? If something goes mostly undetected, then how can it be a major problem?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/15/13 - 03:39 pm
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If your basement is filling

If your basement is filling up with water and you don't know about it, it's still a problem. It could be the house is about ready to tilt to one side. Of course it could be you want to float on a blow-up raft in the water with a beer as it sinks, apologies to the opening of Pat Conroy's Beach Music. I dunno.

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 06/15/13 - 06:20 pm
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Well here we go again! Booze, pot, pills, what ever! Way too many people do not need to be behind the wheel at all. “Driving Under the Influence” includes driving under the influence of stupidity. With the tech we have today, we need to really test everyone every two years at least. Reading an eye chart and parallel parking is not getting the job done! A driving simulator, much like a flight simulator, should be used to weed out most for a start. To boot, the flight simulator is fun, so a driving simulator should be great. So what if it makes a driver’s license cost $25, People pay more than that to go out to eat every week. Let insurance companies make those who are at fault repay all the cost of the wreck. Take everything they have ever had or will have and make people responsible for their own actions. Last, get all the unlicensed, unregistered, unable to keep pace with traffic, junk off the road.

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