Wednesday, March 15, 2017




Georgia man, following GPS, almost drives into creek; police say he was drunk

Hartley and the final
resting place of his car

WASHINGTONVILLE – A Powder Springs, Georgia man is charged with felony DWI, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and criminal possession of hypodermic needles after he crashed his car into several trees at the end of Lewis Court, a dead-end street. His vehicle narrowly missed driving straight into Moodna Creek.

Washingtonville Police officers, who investigated the 7:50 p.m. incident on Sunday, March 12, said Preston Hartley, 31, told them he was following his GPS, which led him to drive straight into the trees.

Hartley was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries and arrested for felony DWI due to a prior DWI conviction in Georgia, as well as the other charges. He was sent to the Orange County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $15,000 bond.


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