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Alleged drunk driver in Cumming hits, runs

by Staff Reports

January 08, 2014

CUMMING, Ga. — A possibly drunken and medicated driver rear-ended a truck and drove away, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report.

At about 2:30 p.m. Dec. 24, deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Ga. 9 and Peachtree Parkway after a woman said a man hit her 2012 Ford Escape and drove off.

The woman told deputies she was stopped for a red light when a dark colored truck hit her rear bumper.

She said the driver went around her, ran the red light and turned left onto Peachtree Parkway. She said as he drove away, she was able to see part of the license plate number.

Later, the driver of a dark blue Dodge truck was pulled over in the 1700 block of Vinery Avenue for an unrelated incident.

Deputies said the man had a hard time standing and denied the hit and run incident.

While deputies processed the incident, they were informed the man may have taken medication and drank alcohol. They were also informed he left a suicide note at his house.

The man said he did not take anything, and then asked why deputies were talking to him.

Deputies charged the man with following too closely, hit and run and driving while under the influence, all misdemeanors. He was transported to Northside Forsyth Hospital and volunteered to undergo a medical evaluation.