2016-01-06 / Community

Multiple charges in two vehicle accident


Sheriff checks with owner, Chris Wilkin, and driver, Danny Joe Holt, for injuries and damage. Bulls in the rear are ready for cleanup. Sheriff checks with owner, Chris Wilkin, and driver, Danny Joe Holt, for injuries and damage. Bulls in the rear are ready for cleanup. Miller County EMS, Miller County Sheriff’s Department, Colquitt Police Department and the Georgia State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle accident on Monday, December 28, 2015, at approximately 5:45 p.m.

The accident occurred when Hilton Bradley Dancer, 36, of 834 Griggs Lucille Road was traveling north on SR 45/ First Street, following behind Danny Joe Holt, 54, of 183 Mayhaw Road.

The report indicated that Dancer was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu in a reckless manner and at speeds that were too fast for conditions at the time of the crash. The vehicle that struck the rear of the trailer loaded with feed was registered to a Patricia Dancer, also of 834 Griggs Lucille Road.

The auto traveled off the roadway on the right side of the highway into a ditch on the right of way. Dancer lost control of the vehicle resulting in a collision with the passenger side of a trailer full of cow feed being pulled by Holt, the driver of the 2008 Ford pickup pulling the trailer loaded with feed. Upon impact, the trailer being towed, overturned on its side in the right shoulder of the highway way scattering feed over the roadway.


Driver arrested after refusing to be tested for DUI. Driver arrested after refusing to be tested for DUI. Dancer’s vehicle came to rest in the ditch on the right side of the roadway facing southbound.

The pickup driven by Holt was registered to C & C Wilkin Farms of 1305 Phillipsburg Road.

City police officers aided in the investigation, and Dancer was charged with driving under the influence, possession of open container in vehicle passenger area, failure to maintain lane, driving while license suspended or revoked, reckless driving, driving too fast for conditions, and reckless conduct.

No one was injured in the accident.

Holt stated that he didn’t know what was happening. He just tried to keep from overturning in the pickup truck and would have if the trailer hitch had not bent with the trailer overturned, spilling the full load of feed in the right-of-way and on the highway. Several bulls across the fence were willing to cleanup the spillage.

Dancer’s vehicle was towed by Watson’s Wrecker Service due to disabling damage.

Georgia State Trooper W.R. Landrum Jr. of the Georgia State Patrol Post 14, Colquitt, was the investigating officer.

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