One can normally think of several excuses to get out of school that do not involve getting in trouble for drunk driving. Being sick, missing the bus, or simply just not feeling like going can all be reasons one would not go to school. However, WSB TV reports on one high school student who got into a single-vehicle accident, knocking out power to several schools.
Many people were left without power after an auto accident in Dekalb County on September 25th. Among those without power included two college campuses and a high school.
The incident occurred Monday morning in front of Georgia Piedmont Technical College on North Indian Creek Drive.
The driver was a 20-year-old Clarkston High School student. He was driving a minivan that flipped into a utility pole just after 8 a.m.
A witness, who was walking to class told the media that he saw the vehicle speeding down the roadway.
“Next thing you know, car had flipped over and got a stop sign stuck in the front end and front just gone, period,” said witness David Jefferson. “And I don’t even know if the dude made it out alive, but the car, the pole is gone, just gone.”
The roadway had to be shut down for hours as crews worked to clear the electrical wires that had trapped the driver in the car. The driver received a few scratches but was otherwise uninjured. He was arrested at the scene on charges of suspected DUI.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College canceled classes at about noon. Clarkston High School kept the students in classes. Power was restored to the area just before noon.
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