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Driver runs off road, hits house in Milton


January 08, 2014
MILTON, Ga. – A 61-year-old Canton man was charged Dec. 28 DUI after his car went off the road, hitting a house.

Police were called out at 1:45 a.m. to a Mountain Road home, where a single-vehicle accident had occurred. They found a vehicle in the yard of the home that had "severe front end damage." The driver, Philip Franklin Cook, 61, of Canton, had a deep cut to his forehead and complained about head and chest pain. An ambulance was called to treat Cook.

In the ambulance, police said they could smell alcohol on Cook's breath. A search of the vehicle revealed an open can of beer on the driver's side floorboard.

Police suspect the car was traveling northbound on Freemanville Road and did not stop or turn when the road ends at Mountain Road. Instead, police suspect the car ran into the yard of a Mountain Road home, hitting an electric pole and then the home itself.

Cook was taken to hospital for his injuries and charged with DUI, failure to maintain lane, driving with an open container, failure to wear a seatbelt and not stopping at a stop sign.

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