4 injured, including toddler, after suspected DUI driver led troopers on chase, GSP says

WSB Channel 2 Atlanta
WSB Channel 2 Atlanta

ATLANTA — A chase involving a suspected DUI driver ended in a crash that injured four people, including a 2-year-old.

The crash happened on Interstate 285 near the Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway exit.

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Georgia State Patrol says a trooper was trying to pull over a black Cadillac on Interstate 20 around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.

When the trooper turned on his lights, GSP says the driver, identified as 32-yar-old Gregory Smith, took off and a high-speed pursuit started.

The trooper said Smith led troopers to Interstate 285 and lost sight of him. As he tried to call off the pursuit, the trooper spotted Smith’s car again leaving a crash.

GSP said Smith hit a silver Toyota Camry, tractor-trailer and barrier that caused his car to overturn. Smith allegedly ran off into the woods.

Three people and a 2-year-old inside the Camry were hurt. EMS took the 2-year-old to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital.

Troopers later located Smith walking on Harwell Road.

He is charged with fleeing, reckless driving, DUI, Move over, following too closely, serious injuries by vehicle, seatbelt, and improper lane change.


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All these bad drivers in Atlanta are typically from somewhere else. We have so many people traveling through that either can't or won't read the signs.


I will never understand why someone drives under the influence. it's fine if you don't value your own life. but please value and respect others. God help their soul if a drink driver kills one of my children or spouse.


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