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Dawsonville man charged in wreck that injured woman, three children
Michael Don Land MUG
Michael Don Land

A Dawson County man was arrested last week after a Jan. 31 wreck on Hwy. 136 injured four passengers in the car he was driving, including three children.

According to Georgia State Patrol SFC Curtis Bradshaw, Michael Don Land, 38, of Dawsonville, was arrested Feb.4 on charges of DUI (drugs), three counts of DUI (child endangerment) and three counts of serious injury by vehicle as well as charges of reckless driving, failure to maintain lane and child restraint violation.

Bradshaw said Monday the adult passenger of the vehicle, Crystal Gooch, 30, remains hospitalized with serious injuries at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

The 4-year-old and 5-year-old passengers have been released from Eggleston Children’s Hospital, while the 6-year-old remains a patient at the hospital. The child was improving at last report, Bradshaw said.

GSP was called to investigate the crash around 2:30 p.m. Jan. 31.

Bradshaw said that a 2005 Buick LaCrosse driven by Land was traveling west on Hwy. 136 when it veered off the road to the left and traveled down a steep embankment.

The car struck some small trees at the bottom of the embankment and came to rest on the south shoulder of the roadway.

Gooch was transported with serious injuries while Land suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Two of the children suffered serious injuries and were taken by helicopter from the scene.

The third suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Jail records show Land is being held without bond in the Dawson County Detention Center.