Motorcycle Operator Killed by Alleged Drunk Driver
WHITEMARSH ISLAND, GA—A 72-year-old motorist ran a stop sign and killed a 39-year-old Savannah man who was riding a motorcycle. The crash happened at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2018, on Island Expressway, in the area of Bryan Woods Road, according to WSAV. Officers from the Georgia State Patrol are investigating the crash.*
The preliminary accident report from the Georgia State Patrol indicatesthat Alice Thompson Caine was allegedly operating her SUV influenced by an alcoholic beverage aftershe failed to obey a stop sign at the intersection of Island Expressway and Bryan Woods Road. There, she struck and killed Clinton David Jones from Savannah. Mr. Jones was riding a motorcycle when Caine killed him.
Georgia State Patrol troopers closed Island Expressway for nearly three hours as they gathered evidence to analyze the collision. Troopers also spoke with witnesses to the crash. The Georgia State Patrol is continuing the investigation. Preliminarily, they have charged Caine with first-degree homicide by motor vehicle, driving under the influence of alcohol, and refusing to stop at a stop sign.
The officers did not indicate the level of intoxication of Caine, who was operating a white sports utility vehicle when she hit the motorcyclist. The State Patrol officers did not say whether additional charges may issue against Caine. Officers took Caine into custody at the scene of the crash.
Alcohol-related crashes continue to occur at an alarming rate in Georgia. According to the Georgia Governor’s Office on Highway Safety, 1,554 people died in 2016 resulting from injuries sustained in vehicle accidents. Alcohol was involved in 368, or 24% of all fatal crashes.
Motorcycle riding is also dangerous in Georgia. Preliminary data suggestthat 264 motorcyclists will die in crashes in 2018. This number is predicted to be substantially higher than the 2017 figure of 208 motorcycle fatalities.
Ms. Caine is presumed innocent of all charges until proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
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