View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

Most Popular Articles

There are no articles at this time.

Former county worker agrees to reduced charge

POSTED: May 25, 2011 4:00 a.m.

A former Dawson County maintenance worker has been sentenced for his role in a June 2010 wreck that claimed the life of a Dawsonville man.

James "Jim" Ferrante, 42, pleaded guilty earlier this month to a reduced charge of misdemeanor reckless conduct.

In exchange for his guilty plea, Superior Court Judge Bonnie Oliver sentenced Ferrante to 30 days in jail, which is being served on work release, according to court records.

The jail time will be followed by 11 months on probation. Ferrante must also pay a $500 fine, plus court costs and fees.

Ferrante was originally charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and failure to yield the right of way after the county maintenance trailer he was hauling collided with a motorcycle outside Veterans Memorial Park on Hwy. 9.

The driver of the motorcycle, 23-year-old William Buchanan "Buck" Chapman, died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Authorities have said the truck turned into the path of the motorcycle.

Ferrante had worked as a facilities maintenance supervisor with the county since 2004 before resigning in late November.

COMMENTS

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Driver of minivan sought
Police are looking out for ...
Dawson County cleaning up a...
Dawson County Emergency Ser...
Tigers find will to win in ...
Senior Colin Glover pitched...
Boys' soccer remains undefe...
Nathan Blythe goes after th...
Devon Coates signs with the...
Devon Coates signs to play ...
Girls' soccer picks up firs...
Freshamn Katie Clouse works...
DCHS hosts District 9 choru...
The Dawson County Middle Sc...
Board of Elections retiree ...
Board of Elections Chairper...
Abba House chicken coop hel...
The women who live at Abba ...
Gibbs Garden shows signs of...
Gibbs Gardens in Ball Groun...
 

Please wait ...