DUI suspect crashes car after going 130 mph. Atlanta, Ga. – Police have arrested a man who they say was driving at more than 130 mph while intoxicated. The man, whose name has not yet been released, crashed his Volvo on Ga. 400 on Saturday morning.
An Alpharetta police officer recorded the 33-year-old man going at 131 mph while heading north near Haynes Bridge Road. The officer turned on his siren and tried to catch up with the driver, but the suspect sped up.
Police said the man tried to turn onto McFarland Parkway, but lost control of his vehicle because of the speed at which he was traveling. The car went airborne before it struck a concrete median and flipped over a guardrail.
The driver did not appear to suffer serious injuries and he walked away from the crash. However, he was charged with several crimes including reckless driving, driving under the influence, speeding driving with an open container, and fleeing and eluding law enforcement.
The man’s name and booking information are expected to be released on Monday.
In a Facebook post, the police department said officers were thankful that no one lost their lives in the crash.
Speeding and drunk driving are two significant causes of car accidents. In 2017, the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration said speeding was a factor in around a third of all motor vehicle fatalities for more than 20 years.
Meanwhile, drunk driving claims more than 10,000 lives each year. Every day, almost 30 individuals in the United States die in drunk driving accidents.
Many more suffer injuries ranging from minor to severe. If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by a speeding or drunk driver, you deserve to seek compensation. Contact the experienced attorneys for a free consultation if you live in Atlanta, GA or surrounding areas.