Francisco Ferrer, 32, has been in custody and denied bond after his arrest following a wreck on Interstate 20 in Douglas County that killed 37-year-old Jason Dale Strickland.
Strickland, who was an EMT, was on his way home from work at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta on March 25 when his motorcycle was struck from behind.
Grand jury proceedings are not open to the public, but in previous court hearings Ferrer was said by investigators to have been drunk while driving a Honda Element westbound on I-20 near Lee Road at about 5 a.m. that Sunday.
In a bond hearing it was learned that blood alcohol tests found that Ferrer had a blood alcohol content of .125 when he struck a Harley Davidson ridden by Strickland. The impact ejected Strickland from the motorcycle and into the center travel lane where he was hit by a tractor-trailer truck.
Strickland was pronounced dead on the scene.
When law enforcement responded and made contact with Ferrer, he reportedly appeared to be under the influence.
“He smelled of alcohol on the scene,” Assistant District Attorney Ryan Leonard said at an earlier bond hearing for Ferrer. “He had slurred speech. He failed field sobriety. They took his blood and tests showed it was .125.”
According to investigators’ reports, Ferrer told investigators that he had been with friends at a Fulton Industrial strip club from 9:30 p.m. until the club closed at 3 a.m. After eating at a restaurant, Ferrer was driving home when the accident occurred.
Leonard indicated that records showed that Ferrer had withdrawn $500 from an ATM and had paid his tab at the club in cash. Leonard also said that Ferrer admitted drinking “a beer and shots of Jagermeister and Red Bull.”
Ferrer is presented by attorney Paul White. No hearing date was announced Friday.