ALBANY — A 42-year-old man was put behind bars following a hit-and-run accident on Saturday evening that sent two pedestrians to the hospital.
Reports from the Albany Police Department indicate that Glenn Jones, 42, was driving a 1995 Ford F-150 southward at 6:40 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive near Johnny W. Williams Road when he struck two pedestrians who were walking in the same direction along the curb of MLK Drive.
The pedestrians were identified as Fernese Jenkins, 17, and LaQuisha Hines, 21. Jones struck Hines and then Jenkins, police officials say.
Jones reportedly left the scene and went to Mt. Zion Apartments. He was located and then transported to the APD Law Enforcement Center. The initial investigation revealed that alcohol appeared to be a factor in the accident, police said.
Jones faces charges of possession of a dangerous drug, drugs in original container required, driving under the influence, DUI less safe, driving with suspended privilege, unlicensed driver, open container of alcohol, driver to exercise due care, possession of marijuana (less than an ounce) and leaving the scene of an accident with injury.
The warrants against Jones were signed, and he was booked in the Dougherty County Jail on Monday, APD officials said.
A spokeswoman for Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital said that both Hines and Jenkins had been discharged from the hospital by Monday afternoon.