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Lindale man sentenced to 15 years in prison for DUI crash that killed stepson last year in Rome

A judge has sentenced a Lindale man to 15-years in prison following a fatal DUI crash that killed his stepson Dylan Jackson on his 17th birthday. On April 17, 2018, just before 10:50 P.M. Joey Lee Floyd 31 of Lindale whose blood alcohol level was 0.186 crashed the 2003 Infinity G35 on Highway 27 South near Maple Avenue. Dylan Jackson was killed after being ejected from the vehicle and striking a guard rail. According to the Assistant District Attorney at very least, Floyd had four to six 25-ounce beers in a very short period before attempting to drive Jackson and his cousin back from a trip to Walmart on Cartersville Highway. Floyd reached speeds of 120MPH according to Jackson’s cousin who testified. The judge cited many reasons for the 15-year sentence including Floyd's very long driving violation record.

Previous: A Lindale man is in jail and his teenage passenger dead following a single-vehicle wreck Wednesday night. Rome Police Department, Georgia State Patrol Rome/Floyd County Fire Department, and EMS responded to the single vehicle crash Wednesday night just before 10:50 p.m. on Highway 27 South at Maple Avenue. Deputy Floyd County Coroner Connie Chandler identified the passenger as 17-year-old Dylan Jackson of Rome was killed after being ejected from the vehicle. His body is being sent to the GBI Crime Lab. The driver has been identified as 31-year-old Joey Lee Floyd of Crescent Avenue he was booked into the Floyd County Jail around early this morning charged with 1st-degree vehicular homicide (felony), DUI, reckless driving, and failure to maintain a lane.