DUI accidents have the capability of taking lives or causing someone to suffer in pain and misery for the remainder of their lives. Unfortunately, there were two DUI accidents reported in Glynn County, both caused by the same man, that left one man in critical condition. The Brunswick News covered the story and highlighted the details that led up to the arrest of 50-year-old Jeffery Robert Gould. According to police, Gould was involved in the first accident around 6:30 a.m. while driving his Ford Mustang. He apparently crashed the Mustang into a ditch on Highway 82 and told police that “he believes his tire blew and caused him to spin out into a ditch.”
Gould then declined requests to be transported to a local hospital to receive medical treatment.
Later that morning, Gould was traveling in a 1990 Jeep Wrangler heading northbound on U.S. 341 when he veered off into the southbound lane and crashed into 69-year-old Richard Garland Reyna who was in his 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. Reyna had to be extricated from his vehicle by county firefighters and EMT’s. After police spoke with witnesses, they learned that Gould was seen traveling between 60 and 70 mph when the DUI accident occurred. Another witness mentioned that they say Gould nodding off at a stop light just moments before he was involved in the accident.
Gould was seen sitting on a curb with facial wounds and was then transported to Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick Hospital where he was interviewed by officer Kevin Yarborough. Gould mentioned that he had gotten very little sleep in the past two days because of a pinched nerve. Gould also told the officer that he had taken an unprescribed narcotic pain pill but hadn’t taken anything recently.
But, because the officer witnessed symptoms of narcotic impairment during the interview including “thick speech, drowsiness, low, raspy slow speech, and a flaccid muscle tone” along with the fact that Gould had caused two accidents in the same day, he was arrested for DUI/drugs. Gould will also face an automatic suspension of his driver’s license for at least one year because he refused to submit to a blood test.
Gould was booked into the Glynn County Detention Center and is currently charged with DUI/drugs as mentioned, causing an accident with serious injury, improper driving, and failure to maintain a lane. Whether Gould plans to hire a drunk driving attorney, that is unknown.
Anytime you are involved in a DUI accident in Brunswick, GA, it is in your best interest to hire a drunk driving crash lawyer. The reason being is that you likely suffered an injury and will need to receive medical treatment for an extended period of time. This costs time and money, something you may not be in the position to provide. So, if you wish to seek justice for the pain that has been caused along with the compensation that can help you get through this tragic time, you need a DUI accident lawyer from Whiteworth & McLelland working on your side. These Brunswick DUI crash attorneys have a proven track record of obtaining a favorable outcome for their clients and are available to help you with your case now. Call them at 912-289-4671 for a free initial consultation.