Rollover accident injures Georgia woman
Picture Searcy County Chief Deputy Dewayne Pierce investigates the site of a one car rollover accident that occurred last Thursday morning near St. Joe.
On Thursday, January 21, the Searcy County Sheriff's Office responded to a call concerning a single car rollover accident at 2753 Osborne Road in St. Joe. Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell stated when Searcy County Chief Deputy Dewayne Pierce and Deputy David Williams arrived on scene, they found a 2005 Nissan Datsun lying on its roof at the edge of the road.
During the course of their investigation, Pierce and Williams learned that the vehicle was traveling westbound, crossed the centerline, left the roadway on the south side and struck a ditch and overturned. Approximately 75 feet of skid mark evidence was calculated from where the driver lost control of the vehicle to point of impact and overturning.
When Pierce approached the female driver of the vehicle, he noticed the driver, who was later identified as 35 year old Kimberly Sheree Martin of Cumming, Georgia, had sustained a head injury. He also detected the smell of alcohol from Martin. Martin told law enforcement she had been drinking alcohol prior to the crash.
Martin was transported by ambulance to the North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison for treatment of her injuries.
Due to her head injury, no sobriety test was performed on scene, but law enforcement officials submitted an affidavit with the court requesting a blood test be conducted by the hospital to determine the level of alcohol consumed by Martin.
Martin has been charged with careless and prohibited driving, no vehicle license and no proof of insurance. The accident is still under investigation.