MOULTRIE — Moultrie police officers investigated two accidents with reports of injuries over the weekend. One person was taken to Colquitt Regional Medical Center for injuries while another of the drivers involved was taken to Colquitt County Jail.

Victor Alfonso Vasquez Martinez, 26, of 1972 Sardis Church Road, was charged with DUI (second offense), driving without a license (third offense), driving on the wrong side of a roadway and probation violation. The traffic charges were from a collision involving three cars early Saturday morning, authorities said.

An officer was called to South Veterans Parkway near the Tallokas Road intersection about 1:30 a.m. Saturday about the accident. He spoke with Todd Caldwell, of 3109 S. Veterans Parkway, and Jarrett Sutton, of Highway 33 S.,.

Both Caldwell and Sutton stated the driver of a Chevrolet Malibu, later identified as Martinez, was driving north in the southbound lanes of South Veterans Parkway. Sutton stated he swerved his Buick Regal onto the shoulder to avoid colliding with the Malibu, hitting a tree in the median, police reports said.

Caldwell stated he also tried to avoid a collision with the Malibu but was hit head-on in the right front of his Chevrolet Tahoe. The Malibu and Tahoe had extensive damage from the collision, and the Regal had moderate damage to the driver’s door after hitting the tree.

When the officer spoke with Martinez, he was asked if he had been drinking prior to the collision due to an odor of alcohol. Martinez allegedly stated he drank 10 beers, and a breathalyzer test came back positive for alcohol, police reports said. He was placed under arrest and taken to Colquitt Regional for a blood test before being taken to Colquitt County Jail.

In addition to Martinez being charged, Caldwell and Sutton were both cited for operating a vehicle with a learner’s permit.

In a second accident, Henry Suggs, of 221 First St. N.W., was taken to Colquitt Regional with injuries from a two-vehicle accident. A hospital spokesperson said he was treated for his injuries and released.

A Chevrolet S-10 truck, driven by Suggs, was on First Avenue Southeast and was stopped at the red light at the Rowland Drive intersection, police said. At 12:26 p.m. Sunday, a Ford Focus, driven by Jacob Brady, of Sylvester, struck the rear of the S-10 truck. Both vehicles only had slight damage from the collision.

Brady stated he was stopped behind the S-10 when his foot slipped off of the brake, causing the Focus to move into the rear of the truck. He was cited for following too closely, but Suggs was not cited or charged in the accident.

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