James Kyle Clark, 34, of 4130 Cave Spring Road, was attempting to pass two tractor-trailers while going more than 100 miles per hour while traveling south near the bypass on U.S. 411, according to Sgt. Greg Beck of the Floyd County Police Department.
When Clark realized he couldn’t pass the tractor-trailers, he veered into the other lane and nearly hit a Jeep Liberty head-on.
Clark then hit an embankment with his 1995 Honda Accord, causing it to go airborne.
Clark, who was not wearing his seat belt, was thrown from the car about 90 feet into a field.
Clark suffered a broken leg and wrist, according to Beck. He and a passenger, Donna Michelle Carter, 30, of Rome, were taken to Floyd Medical Center for treatment.
Clark is charged with DUI, driving on the wrong side of the road, driving with a suspended or revoked license, giving false information to a police officer, open container, passing in a no passing zone, reckless driving, no seat belt and driving too fast for conditions, all misdemeanors.
He is also being held for Polk County.
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