MOULTRIE — Two alleged unlicensed drivers were arrested after a Sunday morning collision on Hopewell Church Road, the Moultrie Police Department said. All total, three wrecks over the weekend involved alleged unlicensed drivers.
According to police reports, a 1998 Ford Escort driven by Dimas Israel Garcia, collided with a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Laura Ponce. The vehicles were traveling east at 10:41 a.m. on Georgia Highway 133 South when the accident occurred.
Garcia, 31, 147 Dogwood Drive, was hospitalized after the accident.
He was treated at Colquitt Regional Medical Center and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.
After he was released he was charged with no driver’s license, no insurance and following too closely.
Ponce, 24, 320 Sardis Church Road, was charged with no driver’s license.
In a separate accident on Saturday, five people were treated after a three-vehicle collision at 2:14 p.m. in the on First Avenue Southeast.
Police reports said that Aurora Freeland, of Mahan Drive in Tallahassee, Fla., in a 2007 Honda Civic, was turning left in the 2300 block of First Avenue Southeast when she was struck from behind by a 2007 Saturn Vue driven by James Bobby Lodge of Plantation Lane in Camilla. Lodge’s vehicle, in turn, was struck from behind by a 1994 Toyota 4Runner driven by John Felix Eakins of Greenfield Church Road, Moultrie.
The drivers, Geraldine Anderson, 66, a passenger in Lodge’s car, and Patricia Freeland, a passenger with Aurora Freeland, were transported to CRMC. All were treated and released, authorities said.
In a Friday accident, at the intersection of Sixth Street and First Avenue, four injuries were reported, police reports said.
A 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE driven by Margie Marie Tolbert of Sloans Village, Moultrie, was struck by a 2000 Chevrolet Metro driven by Dina Santiago Gomez.
Both drivers and Leina Viruex, 10, a passenger riding with Gomez, and Ronald Jordan, 47, riding with Tolbert, were taken to the hospital with complaints of injuries, police reports said.
Gomez and Tolbert were treated and released and there was no record of the others being treated, the hospital spokeswoman said.
Gomez, 29, 211 Circle Road, was charged with driving without a license and running a stop sign.