1 charged with DUI after I-75 accident

1 charged with DUI after I-75 accident

TIFT CO., Ga. (WALB) - Traffic will be backed up on I-75 northbound after a semi-truck driver caused an accident that blocked three lanes and Exit 61 entrance ramp Saturday afternoon.

Joshua James Franzel, 28, was getting on the entrance ramp of Exit 61 in Tift County was driving too fast and lost control of a semi-truck resulting in it overturning and hitting three other cars, according to Cpl. Taylor with Georgia State Patrol (GSP).

A semi-truck overturned on I-75 causing an accident and blocked traffic. (Source: Nick and Ben Hanson)
A semi-truck overturned on I-75 causing an accident and blocked traffic. (Source: Nick and Ben Hanson)

Two lanes are now open, leaving one lane and Exit 61 northbound entrance ramp still closed, according to GSP.

Franzel suffered minor injuries.

He was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, failure to maintain lane, driving too fast for conditions and possession of drug related objects.

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