According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Department website, John Ross Branch, 26, of Cedartown has been charged with DUI and improper lane change.
Branch was arrested Sept. 29 and was released on a property bond the same day.
According to Georgia State Patrol reports, three people were injured in the one-vehicle crash on Antioch Road around 1:19 a.m.
Branch, who was driving his 2005 Ford F150, was the most seriously injured. The other two people were Callie Hulsey, 27, and Christina McAdams, 22, both of Rockmart.
The three were taken to Redmond Regional Medical Center by Redmond EMS and are all recovering.
According to reports, the three were headed west on Antioch Road when Branch attempted to navigate a curve and left the road on the north shoulder.
The truck traveled 277 feet before striking a tree, forcing it into a rotation for 122 additional feet before it stopped.
Sgt. Butch Thornton said he didn’t arrest Branch at the scene because of his injuries and had to wait for a blood test to come back from the Georgia Crime Lab. He said he would arrest Branch if the blood test showed alcohol in his system.
Branch and Hulsey are Redmond EMS employees, according to hospital records. They have worked for the emergency service since July 2009. Branch is also a volunteer firefighter for the Polk County Fire Department and has worked for the Rockmart Fire Department, according to fire department officials.
McAdams is an employee of Floyd Medical Center, according to FMC officials.