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December 16, 2004

Colquitt County-- The garbage truck driver responsible for knocking power out to more than 18,000 Colquitt County homes and businesses has been charged.

Sammy Washington is charged with failure to maintain a lane. Washington told troopers he swerved to miss a dog. His ONYX truck went into the ditch and snapped a transmission pole near two power substations.

The accident happened around 7:30 Wednesday morning, but some didn't get their power back on until after midnight.

posted at 3:45PM by dave.miller@walb.com