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Gainesville man arrested for wrong-way aggressive driving incident in Dawson County
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Multiple charges have been filed against a Hall County man that allegedly drove the wrong way down Ga. 400 in Dawson County on Sunday morning, narrowly avoiding striking multiple Dawson County Sheriff’s Office Deputies head-on, before being taken into custody. 

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Lucindo Godines-Diaz

In an email to the Dawson County News, Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson shared that deputies narrowly avoided injury during the incident, which occurred at about 6 a.m. on Sunday, in the area of Ga. 400 and Grant Road. 

Lucindo Godines-Diaz, 20, of Gainesville was allegedly witnessed driving at a high rate of speed southbound in the northbound lane of Ga. 400, Johnson said. Godines-Diaz was stopped and taken into custody in front of the North Georgia Premium Outlets. 

He has been charged with a number of different crimes, including reckless driving, driving on the wrong side of the road, possession of methamphetamine and driving without a valid license, according to DCSO arrest reports. 

Johnson said that Godines-Diaz faces additional charges for methamphetamine which was allegedly found with his personal effects, rolled in a $20 bill. 

Godines-Diaz is being held in the Dawson County Detention Center under a bond of $10,200.