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

(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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