The retrial of Matthew Dunagan began Monday and Dunagan plead guilty to driving too fast for conditions and running a red light. The case involving a 2004 accident that seriously injured Candice Wilson Bendek was sent back to FLoyd County following a Georgia Supreme Court decision two years ago. Dunagan was sentenced to two consecutive 12-month terms but will not have to return to prison – he was given credit for time served previously. Dunagan also agreed to pay Bendek’s family $40,000 – reportedly as a gift, and not as restitution. The incident occured at the intersection of Burlington Drive and Highway 53.

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