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Gwinnett Sheriff's Deputy Charged With DUI After Wreck in Walton

Robert Christoper Matt also was charged with open container. A Gwinnett woman in his vehicle was hospitalized.

Georgia State Patrol has reported that a Gwinnett County Sheriff's Deputy vehicle was involved in a wreck at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 3) 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 at his residence. He had sustained minor injuries.

A female passenger was found walking near the crash scene.

The driver, Robert Christopher Matt, 27, from Bethlehem, was charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, failing to maintain lane and open container.

He was taken to Walton County Jail.

The passenger in the vehicle, Katie Lynn, age 27, from Lawrenceville, was taken by ambulance to Gwinnett Medical for treatment of injuries.

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