NORTH FORSYTH -- A Buford man has been indicted by a Forsyth County Grand Jury on charges stemming from a car crash that seriously injured a 19-year-old woman on Ga. 400.
John David Keasler III, 27, faces six counts, including serious injury by vehicle, driving under the influence and driving on the wrong side of the roadway, according to a June 13 indictment report.
Keasler was reportedly driving a 1993 Ford Explorer on Saturday, March 12 about 10 p.m. when he turned from Jot Em Down Road westbound and drove into the northbound lane of Ga. 400, colliding head-on with the victim, who is from Dahlonega.
He is accused of causing “bodily harm to [the victim] by rendering her arm and brain … useless.”
He was also charged with open container and reckless driving.
His vehicle supposedly overturned in the crash, during which an open bottle of beer flew out of the window.
According to the initial incident report from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Keasler walked away from the scene but was located moments later as he entered a field.
Forsyth County Superior Court Judge David L. Dickinson is presiding over the case.