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Driver charged with DUI in west Albany wreck

The Georgia State Patrol, Albany Fire Department, Albany Police Department and Dougherty EMS were the agencies who responded to a wreck on the 2300 block of Stuart Avenue across from Deerfield-Windsor School at around 6 p.m. on Monday. Radio chatter indicates that a vehicle overturned, and one person was sent to the hospital.

The Georgia State Patrol, Albany Fire Department, Albany Police Department and Dougherty EMS were the agencies who responded to a wreck on the 2300 block of Stuart Avenue across from Deerfield-Windsor School at around 6 p.m. on Monday. Radio chatter indicates that a vehicle overturned, and one person was sent to the hospital.

ALBANY, Ga. -- A 28-year-old Albany man who was involved in a hit-and-run incident Monday afternoon sideswiped two other vehicles moments later before his car ultimately flipped over and landed in the front yard of a residence on Stuart Avenue, officials from the Georgia State Patrol said Tuesday.

Nathan Donaldson was driving a 1998 black Mercedes Benz going eastward in a westbound lane near the intersection of Stuart and Nottingham Way when he sideswiped the driver's side of a 2003 Lincoln LS that was turning toward the Liberty Expressway before sideswiping the front of a 1998 Mercury Sable at the intersection, running a red light in the process, said Georgia State Patrol Post 40 Trooper Robert Corvin.

The car Donaldson was driving hit the curb, causing it to flip multiple times and ejecting him from the vehicle. The Mercedes went through a backyard on Nottingham Way before coming to a rest in a front yard on Stuart, traveling 120 feet, Corvin said.

The Stuart property sustained damage to a fence. Trees were taken down and some dirt dug up, Corvin said.

The incident immediately followed a hit-and-run that Donaldson was reportedly involved in near the Dawson Road area, Corvin said.

Although he was not seriously injured, Donaldson was the only one transported to the hospital. He has been charged with driving under the influence, failure to maintain lane, failure to obey a traffic control device and a seatbelt violation.