On Tuesday, Georgia State Police arrested a man accused of causing a fatal accident while driving drunk, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Timothy Michael Van Hoose caused an accident in Bartow County that left one man dead, authorities say. Van Hoose has been charged with DUI and first-degree vehicular homicide. Other charges are pending, according to police.
Van Hoose was driving his Ford Focus in Bartow County when he struck the back of a 1984 GMC truck that was turning left, the Georgia State Police said. The force of the collision caused the truck to crash into a utility pole.
William David Hannah, a passenger in the truck, was thrown from the vehicle. According to authorities, 27-year-old Hannah was pronounced dead at the scene.
The truck’s driver, Joseph Thomas Long, and another passenger were also injured in the wreck. Long was flown to Atlanta Medical Center for treatment. His passenger was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital by ambulance, according to police. Van Hoose received treatment at Cartersville Medical Center.
Van Hoose is now facing DUI and vehicular homicide charges. Under Georgia law, any person who causes the death of another person while driving drunk can be charged with homicide by vehicle in the second degree. A person who’s received multiple DUI convictions in the past may be charged with first degree vehicular homicide, as Van Hoose has.
Timothy Michael Van Hoose has a prior arrest history that includes DUI charges and drug and alcohol charges in other states, according to theJournal-Constitution.