An unrelated crash on eastbound 316 in Lawrenceville resulted in slow traffic in both directions around 5 p.m.
A traffic accident on Highway 316 eastbound near Briscoe Field airport sent traffic detouring to Hurricane Shoals Road shortly before 5 p.m. on Saturday, while vehicles returning to the Atlanta area from the Georiga-Georgia Tech game were stalled by a westbound wreck in Barrow County. A plane carrying a banner ad, likely fresh from the football game, circled overhead as officials directed traffic off the highway after the Lawrenceville wreck. It's been a tough holiday weekend for Highway 316. On Friday, a westbound lane was closed in the afternoon while officials put out a nearby brush fire.
The deputy is accused of wrecking a sheriff's department vehicle overnight at Ga. Highway 81 and Double Springs Road in Walton County.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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 Bethlehem residence. He had sustained minor injuries. A female passenger was found walking near the crash scene. The driver, Robert Christopher Matt, 27, was charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, failing …