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      Bad situation that kept getting worse

      Photo Credit: Colquitt County Sheriff's Office

      A Colquitt County man was taken into custody after making a bad situation even worse.

      According to the Moultrie Observer George Mendez ran his Nissan Pathfinder into a ditch off Newton Road causing his vehicle to get stuck.

      The deputy responding to the scene also found a forklift in the ditch; one that Mendez allegedly using to get his SUV out.

      The deputy asked Mendez where the forklift came from and he claimed a nearby resident let him use it. After talking to the owner of the forklift, the deputy figured out Mendez didn't ask to borrow it; no one was even home during the time of the incident.

      Mendez was charged with driving under the influence, driving without a license, leaving the scene of an accident, no insurance, open container, seat belt violation, and failure to drive in a single lane. The incident is still under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol.

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