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Police Believe Alcohol Was a Factor in Two Separate Georgia Crashes in One Night

August 12, 2020

GEORGIA- The writes that the Georgia State Patrol believe that drunk drivers led to two collisions in the state this week, both of which occurred over the same night. The first of the incidents involved a motorcyclist who was heading northbound on Baker Road when he veered off the road at a curve. The bike collided with a mailbox and then crashed into a ditch on the side of the roadway. The victim, identified as a 29-year-old man, died at the site of the incident. Police have since confirmed that alcohol was a contributing factor in the collision.* 

The second incident took place several hours later on the interstate. A man operating a Chevrolet Cruze was heading north in the southbound lanes. The Car struck a Kia Optima head-on. 

Following the impact, the driver in the Kia fled the scene on foot. Two passengers in the Optima suffered severe injuries in the collision and were transported to the hospital via airlift. Reports did not include the condition of those individuals. 

The driver in the Cruze remained at the scene, and according to reports, did not sustain injuries in the collision. Police charged that man with driving under the influence and serious injury by a motor vehicle along with other related counts. 

Investigators have not yet located the person who fled from the Kia. 

Drunk driving kills 30 people a day, on average, in the United States. Annually, the number of victims killed by impaired motorists amounts to more than 10,000. About 29 percent of deadly wrecks that occurred in 2018 were the result of a driver who was under the influence of alcohol.

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