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Motorist rescued out of Lake Lanier
Braselton man faces multiple charges in crash
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Two people have been rescued from Lake Lanier after an unidentified motorist’s vehicle left McEver Road and went into Lake Lanier on McEver Bridge near Pine Circle in southwest Hall County.

A Braselton man drove his car into Lake Lanier on Monday after traveling down an embankment off of McEver Road, according to authorities.

Johnnie Jackson, 56, was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville after his 2001 Dodge Caravan plunged into Lake Lanier.

Jackson was driving northbound on McEver Road near Pine Circle when he allegedly failed to maintain lane, according to Georgia State Patrol.

The Dodge Caravan then struck a guardrail on the right shoulder of the roadway.

“The vehicle broke (through) the guardrail as it then traveled down an embankment entering Lake Lanier,” according to Georgia State Patrol.

Hall County Fire Services Capt. Zachary Brackett said Station 8 responded to the scene.

“They went out, and there was a citizen that had a boat. So they got their personal flotation devices off the truck and went out,” Brackett said.

Jackson was transferred emergency to the hospital, Brackett said, but the injuries appeared to not be life-threatening.

He was charged with failure to maintain lane, driving with a suspended license and failure to provide proof of insurance, state patrol said.

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