7-Car Pile-Up Ends With ... 6 DUIs
Pedestrian who started it all is also charged
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 5, 2013 2:02 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A 3am seven-car pile-up near the Atlanta airport, somehow, did not end with any deaths—but it did end with six of the drivers charged with DUIs. The crazy incident began when a pedestrian "started walking into the interstate" this morning, explains a police spokesperson. He entered I-75, got hit by a car, and six other vehicles then collided in a chain reaction, blocking all southbound lanes for more than five hours. Five of the drivers were taken to the county jail; the sixth person charged was hurt and had to go to the hospital. The pedestrian, who is in critical condition, was also slapped with a pedestrian in roadway charge, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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rickydarlin
Jul 7, 2013 9:50 PM CDT
drinking should be banned.....smoke pot only
Gemini528
Jul 7, 2013 5:07 PM CDT
WoW.....only 58 comments so far. Had this been a story about an accidental shooting there would be a thousand anti-gun comments!
augie2
Jul 7, 2013 1:37 AM CDT
Take all their drivers licenses away, seize their cars and crush them. So, after the almost ten grand in fines, jail time and the loss of their license and car should make these asshole drunks think again. I doubt it but I like my solution. Okay liberal schmucks say what a Nazi I am for suggesting this as a solution.