A man who ran a stop sign and crashed into a house Tuesday was taken to the hospital for testing, according to a Georgia State Patrol trooper who investigated the accident.
Rodney Hugh Perkins was driving on Kennedy Bridge Road in Register on Tuesday afternoon when he ran a stop sign at Ga. 46 and traveled into a nearby yard, said Trooper First-Class J. Miller.
His white Dodge truck struck a concrete pillar and sailed airborne, crashing into the wall of the home, said Michael Duke, a Bulloch County volunteer firefighter who was working under the house when the crash took place.
Duke and Kelvin Brinson were working as termite technicians underneath the house when “the next thing we hear is a bunch of banging and boards flying,” Duke said. “Kelvin went inside to check on the home owner, and I went to see about the guy in the truck.”
Perkins was not injured when the truck crashed through a wall into the portion of the house where a half bath and guest bedroom was located, he said. “If we had been 20 feet over, we would have been underneath the truck.”
When Miller arrived, Perkins was alert and walking around, said Bulloch County Public Safety Director Ted Wynn, who also responded to the accident.
Miller said Perkins told him he remembered nothing about the crash, and confirmed he was disoriented after the wreck.
An inspection of the truck revealed a pipe and a suspicious odor, Miller said. Perkins was transported to the hospital for testing and a blood alcohol test was administered.
Perkins is charged with stop sign violation, suspended license and a charge of DUI is pending the results of blood tests, he said.
Holli Deal Bragg maybe reached at (912) 489-9414.