Gwinnett County Sheriff's Deputy Wrecks in Walton County, Charged with DUI

Wreck happened at Ga Highway 81 and Double Springs Road in Walton County.

Georgia State Patrol reported that a Gwinnett County Sheriff's Deputy vehicle was involved in a wreck at 1:20 a.m. this morning on Georgia Highway 81 at Double Springs Road in Walton County.

According to the trooper, a Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department vehicle ran off the road, struck an embankment and overturned several times.  In a press release, GSP reported that nobody was around the vehicle when first responders arrived. They later located the driver, a Gwinnett County Sheriff's deputy, at his residence. He had sustained minor injuries. A female passenger was found walking near the crash scene.

The driver, Robert Christopher Matt, 27, from Bethlehem, was charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, failing to maintain lane and open container. He was taken to Walton County Jail.

The passenger in the vehicle, Katie Lynn, age 27, from Lawrenceville, was taken by ambulance to Gwinnett Medical for treatment of injuries.

jan October 03, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Is he still on the payroll???????????????
Georgia Republican October 03, 2012 at 11:47 PM
He resigned before he was fired.
John Souter October 04, 2012 at 01:03 AM
People do make mistakes and I'm sure he'll learn from it but that just happens to be one that can't be made in his position.
Romulus999 October 04, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Ben, you should contact their home agency, repeatedly if necessary. I doubt their running to a call in here in Walton. If it continues to happen, leave a mesg with the HEAT unit of Walton County on the WCSO website, those guys are everywhere!
Rick October 04, 2012 at 01:46 AM
I agree John


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