Driver Charged After Hitting Two Cars, Leaving Scene in Athens, Georgia
ATHENS, GA. – A driver has been charged with multiple crimes after hitting two parked cars and leaving the scene in Athens, Georgia, according to an online news report published at onlineathens.com. The driver has not been identified at this time. It does not appear that anyone was injured in the collisions.*
A man driving a pickup truck on Highland Park Drive in Athens reportedly crashed into two parked vehicles. It is not clear if the man’s truck then became disabled or if he pulled over. With the truck stopped, the man exited the vehicle and left the scene on foot.
A witness to the collisions called police, and when Athens-Clarke County officers arrived at the scene, the witness pointed out the suspect, who was still walking away from the scene.
Officers stopped the man and started questioning him. He appeared impaired, officers reported, so police attempted a breathalyzer. The man refused to submit to a breath test, so officers began conducting other field sobriety tests. One of the officers was called to another scene, which concluded the tests. However, officers had gained enough information by that time to form the conclusion that the man was intoxicated.
The man, who has not been identified, was placed under arrest. He has been charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, driving without a license, driving a vehicle with canceled registration, and altering a license plate.
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