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Alleged drunk driver causes 15 wrecks

Jan. 24, 2013 at 6:57 PM   |   Comments

SNELLVILLE, Ga., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A 70-year-old Georgia man has been accused of causing at least 15 wrecks, killing one person and critically injuring another while driving drunk, police said.

Michael O. Snider of Stone Mountain allegedly caused a series of hit-and-run wrecks across DeKalb and Gwinnett counties Wednesday night, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Gwinnett County Police Corporal Ed Ritter said Snider allegedly caused five wrecks in DeKalb County, then caused at least 10 more in Gwinnett County, the last of which resulted in the death of one person.

After the fatal wreck, in which Snider's Ford F-250 truck allegedly rear-ended a car, pushing the car under a flatbed truck, he drove into John Boy's Home Cooking restaurant, causing moderate damage to the building, Ritter said.

When police arrived at the scene, Snider was transported to a local hospital for injuries that were not believed serious, police said.

Snider has been charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, causing serious injury by vehicle, reckless driving and following too closely, jail records show. He was being held without bond early Thursday.

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