A Lindale man is being held in the Floyd County Jail without bond for a driving under the influence after a wreck that resulted in the death of his teenage stepson.
According to Floyd County Jail reports:
Joey Lee Floyd, 31, of 3 Crescent Ave., Lindale, is charged with felony homicide by vehicle in the first degree for a wreck Wednesday just before 11 p.m. that claimed the life of 17-year-old Dylan Jackson.
Floyd and another teenager who was in the vehicle were taken to Floyd Medical Center for treatment of relatively minor injuries. Floyd was taken directly to jail after being released from the hospital and the teen, Jackson’s cousin, was sent home.
Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jeremy Battle said Floyd was southbound on U.S. 27 when the vehicle veered off the right side of the road and struck a guard rail. Battle said Floyd overcorrected and the vehicle veered across the road into the median where it started to roll, ejecting Jackson.
In addition to the homicide by vehicle charge, Floyd was charged with DUI, failing to maintain his lane and reckless driving.
Floyd was being held in the Floyd County jail without bond Thursday morning.