Deputy Cameron B. Cartledge, 27, remains under intensive care at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga for serious injuries received in the crash.
"He has a long recovery ahead of him," said Chief Deputy Robert Paris.
The other driver has been identified by the State Patrol as Jose Gonzalez-Reyes a.k.a. Jose Gonzalez, 20, of 390 Nickelsville Road, Resaca. State troopers plan to charge Gonzalez-Reyes with DUI, driving on the wrong side of the road and driving without headlights.
According to the sheriff's department, Gonzalez-Reyes was driving on U.S. Hwy 41 North, when he hit Cartledge head-on around 5:30 Saturday morning.
Gonzalez-Reyes was also injured and was flown to an Atlanta area hospital. Both men were taken by life-flight helicopter.
The collision is being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol and more charges are expected.
Check the Wednesday paper for more information and pictures.