Legal woes are mounting for a Jasper man accused in a December DUI wreck that killed his new bride.
Ryan Quinton, 28, of Jasper, who was arrested early Saturday morning in Pickens County on DUI charges, has been arrested for violating the terms of his bond in Cherokee County, according to his attorneys.
“Like everyone with an interest in this case, we are concerned with this turn of events,” said the emailed statement from attorneys Ross D. Grisham and Scott T. Poole. “However, we are confident that with continued help and support, Mr. Quinton can still find his way through this difficult time.”
According to Pickens County deputies, Quinton was arrested about 1 a.m. Saturday on a DUI charge and taken to the Pickens County Adult Detention Center, after a chemical test indicated his blood alcohol level was .158.
Quinton’s attorneys say he posted a bond in Pickens County later Saturday and at some point “voluntarily checked himself into a residential treatment facility in an effort to help him work through the ongoing hardships he has been dealing with the past several months.”
Tuesday evening Cherokee officials revoked Quinton’s bond and he was arrested at the treatment center, his attorneys said.
“As his attorneys, we have been in contact with the District Attorney’s Office and are working to set a hearing date to contest the bond violation and to re-establish Mr. Quinton’s bond so that he can return to the treatment facility and continue working on his recovery,” the statement says.
On Dec. 29, Kali Dobson, 25, was killed after the couple’s sports car veered off the road and rolled down an embankment, according to the Georgia State Patrol. The couple was married earlier that day and the wreck occurred that evening, shortly after the newlyweds left their wedding reception in Ball Ground.
Quinton, who was driving, was taken to Northside Hospital-Cherokee and treated for his injuries. At the time, troopers said charges were pending. After that crash the GBI crime lab determined Quinton’s blood-alcohol level was 0.114. The legal limit for most drivers in Georgia is 0.08.
Quinton is being held at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center with no bond, his attorneys say.