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Clermont man charged with DUI three times in 53 days
James Michael Jones
James Michael Jones

A Clermont man has been arrested and charged with DUI three times in the past 53 days by two different law enforcement agencies, according to authorities.

Authorities said James Michael Jones, 36, had his first encounter April 24 on Lula Road near Ga. 365. Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies charged him with DUI, according to spokesman Derreck Booth.

Six days later, Booth said Jones was stopped April 30 by Georgia State Patrol troopers near the intersection of Dahlonega and Clermont highways and charged with DUI.

The third time came Saturday, June 15, when Jones was stopped for allegedly speeding on Cleveland Highway near Oxford Road. Booth said the sheriff’s office charged Jones with DUI, driving with a suspended license and speeding.

Jones was still in the Hall County Jail Friday, June 21 with a $29,130 bond.

Attorney information was not available after 5 p.m. Friday, June 21.

“Deputies implore members of our community to drive sober. If you’ve been drinking and need a ride home, call a friend or family member, taxi or ride-sharing service,” Booth wrote in a news release.

“The license plate for his/her vehicle will be seized by the sent to the court and forwarded to the Department of Motor Vehicle Safety,” according to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.