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Bond Denied Man Charged in DUI Death


Posted on Apr 19, 2012

Douglas County Superior Court Judge Robert James denied bond to Francisco Ferrer, 32 of Dallas, Wednesday morning. Ferrer is charged with DUI and vehicular homicide in the death of Jason Dale Strickland, 37 from Bremen, an EMT at Grady Hospital.
Ferrer was traveling west on Inerstate 20 when his Honda Element struck Stickland's Harley Davidson from behind, said Gordy Wright, a spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol.
Assistant District Attorney Ryan Leonard told the court that Ferrer was drunk with a blood alcohol content of .125, the Douglas County Sentinel reported. The impact ejected Strickland from the motorcycle and into the center travel lane where he was hit by a tractor-trailer truck.
“I just don’t know how you wouldn’t know immediately that you had hit a Harley – that’s a big bike – unless you were so drunk that you were incoherent to all that was going on around you,” James said, the Sentinel reported. “I do feel that there is a likelihood that you would do this again. Mr. Ferrer, you are not the first person to stand before me accused of having killed someone after a fun night at Fannie’s. Bond is denied.”

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