Hit-and-Run Suspect Found Without Gas in Car
A hit-and-run suspect was found by officers last week after his car ran out of gas. The Cumming man was located approximately two hours after the accident.
According to reports from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred on Peachtree Parkway, or Highway 141 as it is also named. On October 8, the driver of the hit-and-run vehicle struck another car that was trying to turn onto Ga. 400. The driver of the vehicle that was struck got out to inspect his car, watching as the man in the vehicle that hit him sped away.
The man in the vehicle that was hit was not injured. He was able to give police a description of the offender’s vehicle, and the search was underway. Deputies looked for the suspect and found him about 5.5 miles away from the scene of the accident. The Lincoln MKZ was discovered near the intersection of McFarland Parkway and Union Hill Road. Luckily for deputies, there was no need to give chase as the man wasn’t going anywhere: There was no more gas in the vehicle.
The first responder on the scene reported that “the driver had been standing in the same position the entire time [I] was speaking with him and that at first he did not know where he was.” The man’s vehicle was searched, and deputies found two metal smoking devices and synthetic marijuana.
The 41-year-old man was taken into custody on a charge of DUI drugs. He spent a night in jail before posting a $5,610 bond. The date of his initial court appearance was not immediately known.