Car Strikes Utility Pole Due to DUI
A 2014 Mazda hit a pole early Saturday morning on East 12th Street. According to Rome police officer Brandon Pledger, it took a bit of time to determine what exactly happened. Originally, police were told that Cody Lee Barron, 25, was the driver of the vehicle.
Upon investigating the accident, police determined that the actual driver was Jonathon Duke, Jr., 21, of Rome. First thought to be the passenger, officers were able to ascertain that he was the driver that caused the vehicle to crash into the utility pole.
Duke was ultimately charged with driving too fast for conditions, obstruction, DUI, driving with a suspended or revoked license, and failure to maintain lane. The man was being held on a $1,300 bond over the weekend. Barron, who was injured in the accident, was treated and released from the hospital. A second passenger in the car declined to be medically treated.
Reports say that the Mazda was traveling west on East 12th Street when it struck the pole. It appears as though the two men may have been arguing in the car before the accident.
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