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Georgia tailback Kenny McIntosh uninjured, but arrested on reckless driving charge after a traffic accident

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112721 Atlanta: Georgia running back Kenny McIntosh grabs a t.v. camera from the media and turns it on his teammates while celebrating a 45-0 victory over Georgia Tech in a NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, in Atlanta. “Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com”`

ATHENS — Georgia tailback Kenny McIntosh was involved in a traffic accident early Sunday morning that resulted in him being arrested and charged with reckless driving and not wearing a seat belt.

The two charges are misdemeanors, and McIntosh has been released, per the Athens-Clarke County booking report.

McIntosh, who is projected to start for the Bulldogs this season, was not injured in the accident, which occurred around 4 a.m. in Athens, per the traffic incident report.

NFL draft prospect George Pickens was riding with McIntosh at the time of the accident and also was not seriously injured but suffered lacerations to his face.

The driver of the other vehicle had leg and chest pain at the scene, and at one point lost consciousness, per the police report, and was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

The players were returning home after attending a pre-draft celebration with teammates in downtown Athens.

McIntosh was estimated to be traveling 60 mph in a 40 mph speed limit zone in his Dodge Challenger when he struck a Kia Soul that was pulling out onto the road.

The Bulldogs have a school-record NFL draft class pending, with more than 10 players and as many as 15 expected to be selected this week between Thursday and Saturday night.

McIntosh is among the Georgia players returning after the Bulldogs won the 2021 CFP Championship, beating Alabama 33-18.

Story will be updated as more details emerge

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