Conyers man bonds out after DUI crash; two killed, four injured (Nov. 13, 2013)
The Conyers man who crashed into two cars on Interstate 20 in November, killing two people and injuring four, has been charged with homicide and driving under the influence.
Poynter, 29, was charged with first degree homicide by vehicle, second degree homicide by vehicle, DUI and improper lane usage for the Nov. 10, 2013 crash. The warrants for these charges were taken out March 7. Poynter was booked into the Newton County Jail March 21.
Poynter had previously bonded out of jail three days after the crash on a $2,000 pre-set bond. He had faced only misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana less than one ounce and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs until the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team finished its investigation of the accident.
A 35-year-old woman from Alpharetta, Tonya Curtis, and a 19-year-old man from Covington, Bruce Reeves, were killed in the Nov. 10 crash.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, around 3:30 a.m. a 2013 Chevrolet Sonic ran out of fuel and was stopped on the south shoulder of I-20. A 1997 Toyota Camry had stopped to assist and was stopped in the right travel lane.
A 2014 Jeep Patriot being driven by Poynter struck the Camry in the rear and side-swiped the Sonic.
A pedestrian standing between the Sonic and the Camry was killed and a passenger in the Camry died in the crash.
Curtis was the front seat passenger in the Toyota Camry.
Reeves was hit while standing between the Toyota and the Sonic. He had been traveling in the Chevrolet Sonic.
Poynter had also been arrested multiple times over the past year for drug and drunkeness related charges in Newton and Rockdale counties.
He had been arrested only a few days before the crash, Nov. 7, in Covington for possession of a controlled substance, public drunkeness and other charges after he reportedly exposed himself to a woman and her 6-year-old daughter in the women's restroom at Walmart.
He bonded out on Friday, Nov. 8, paying $7,900.
Poynter has also been arrested multiple times in Rockdale since 2003. His latest arrest in Rockdale was in July 2013 on a disorderly conduct and public drunkeness citation. He was held in jail for six days before bonding out for $1,500.