Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
The Walls family love to go out on the lake at least once a week, they keep their son in a life jacket for safety, but there are some other factors they cant control that lurk in these waters: Drunk boaters.
Josh Walls says, "Its just its crazy out here anything can happen, a jet ski can come out in front of you, and kids will be on the tube they can run over them."
Georgia law allows boaters to consume more alcohol legally than drivers.
Jeff Swift DNR says, "In Georgia boating under the influence, and the per say law which means you are indefinitely under the influence is at 0.10."
Josh Walls thinks that rule is backwards and that people driving boats shouldn't be allowed to drink at all.
Walls says, "I don't think they should drink at all on the water, families are out here on the boat anything can happen."
And it does happen, on Lake Lanier a suspected drunk boat slammed into a pontoon boat killing a 9 year old. His 13 year old brother is still missing.
Walls says, "If they can't drink and drive on the road, they shouldn't drink and drive on the boat"
A proposed change to the law to lower the BUI limit failed in the General Assembly this year.
Jeff Swift of DNR says,"Legislators have sponsored bills over the last couple of years to try to introduce getting the BUI Statute down to 0.08."
It could come up again. If it passes, DNR rangers believe they will be able to prevent more tragedies.
If you reduce the statute to 0.08 we will be able to get them of the water ways prior to them becoming more dangerous.
One factor that should be eliminated from the dangers of the water.