Hit, run driver flees on foot in Cumming

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CUMMING, Ga. — A man crashed into a truck and tried to flee the scene as the authorities were on their way, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s incident report.

On June 26, deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Bethelview Road and Bethwicke Drive after a 2000 Plymouth Neon struck a 1988 Ford E-350 box truck.

While on their way, deputies were told the suspect left the scene.

A witness to the crash followed the suspect in her car as the suspect ran on foot south on Bethelview Road.

She said she stopped her car to take a picture of him and he asked her for a ride.

Then, he kept running toward Aaron Sosebee Road and into the Huntington subdivision.

He went inside a home off Chestwick Place, which was the suspect’s father’s home.

Deputies were able to handcuff the suspect at the home.

Nicholas Dowdell, 24, was charged with three traffic offences and taken to Forsyth County Detention Center.

FH 07-09-14

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