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Suspected drunk driver crashed multiple times in one mile stretch

Charges are pending against a 47-year-old Attapulgus man who was taken by life flight helicopter to a Tallahassee hospital after wrecking multiple times within a one mile span in Calvary early Friday morning.
It was nearly 12:30 a.m. when Franklin Dwight Manuel first lost control of the 2005 Jeep Liberty he was driving on GA 111, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The trooper who investigated the one-vehicle accident, TFC Grey Shiver, reports that evidence on the road indicates Manuel ran off the highway multiple times before finally driving into a roadside ditch and crashing into a fence. The Jeep continued south and managed to get back onto the asphalt and drive south for approximately one mile, according to Shiver, until losing control on a left curve near mile marker 4.
When the SUV traveled into the northbound lane, the driver overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle, which began to spin across the road and into the parking lot of an old gas station, Shiver states. The Jeep struck a sign and then a building before coming to a stop.
Manuel was ejected from the vehicle and suffered serious injuries according to the GSP. He was life flighted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment.
The case remains under investigation and charges are pending.

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