As Hamm approached the intersection with Davis Road, the driver of a 1999 Mazda B3000 pickup truck attempted to turn in front of him, according to police. Hamm struck the truck, driven by Giovanni “John” Spadafora of Marietta.
“John Spadafora was transported from the scene by ambulance but later died from his injuries incurred during this collision,” Hamm’s warrant states.
At the scene, Hamm submitted to a breath test, in which his alcohol level was recorded at .212, according to police. A search warrant was later executed and Hamm’s blood and urine samples were taken, his warrant states. His blood-alcohol level was measured at .204. A BAC of .08 is the legal limit for Georgia drivers.
Hamm was not in custody Friday, according to Cobb jail records.
Spadafora was a great-grandfather and veteran of both the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Army, according to his online obituary.
“He was a true patriot who loved our country and all it stands for,” the obituary states.
Spadafora was buried in his native New York with military honors.