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MOULTRIE -- Blood test results for a Berlin man charged Wednesday with DUI in a fatal accident could take up to two months, Georgia State Patrol said Friday.

Michael Dillon, 34, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after Donald Ricks, 32, stepped in front of Dillon's car and was run over. Blood tests were also performed on Ricks, GSP said.

Dillon's charge could be rescinded if the results turn up negative, or his blood-alcohol content is low enough. Georgia law states that .08 grams of alcohol is considered DUI. But if police can show that alcohol impaired someone's ability to drive, the blood-alcohol content for DUI is .04 grams.

GSP Trooper Ricardo Bowdry, who worked the accident, said Dillon smelled of alcohol but was not weaving and was coherent.

Dillon told The Observer he drank two beers over the course of several hours before the accident.



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