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Suwanee Man Jailed for Head-On Crash That Injured 3 Others

Alvarado is charged with two counts of serious injury by vehicle from a November accident.

A Suwanee man was jailed Thursday night (December 20) on charges arising from a head-on collision in November that injured three others.

Nelson Franklin Alvarado of a Deerwood Drive address was booked into the Gwinnett Detention Center on two counts of serious injury by vehicle, each carrying $2,900 bond. The arrest dates from a November 17 accident on Taylor Road in which Alvarado's car went into oncoming traffic and hit another, sending three people to the hospital, Gwinnett Police records show.

Alvarado was charged previously for DUI, failure to maintain lane and no proof of insurance in connection with the accident.

According to police records, the accident happened about 10 p.m. near York River Way. Alvarado initially told police that he fell asleep, then said, "I had too much to drink" at a friend's house. The arrest report noted a "strong" odor of alcohol, and that his eyes were "glazed" and speech was "slow."

Police said Alvarado twice tried to walk away from the accident scene before he was handcuffed. He suffered a bruised eye from the incident.

The driver and two passengers in the other vehicle were transported to Gwinnett Medical in Lawrenceville. The driver suffered a fractured sternum and clavicle and a bruised lung. One passenger suffered a liver laceration and clavicle fracture; the other passenger had a collapsed lung, a back injury and blood in her stomach.

This information was obtained from the Gwinnett Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. Questions about this blotter should be directed to steve.burns@patch.com.

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