Seven-Car Pile-Up Leads to Five DUI Charges in Atlanta


by Casie Kolbinsky

ATLANTA--Officials charged five people with drunk driving after one of them hit a pedestrian and then caused a large vehicle pile-up Friday in Atlanta.

The pedestrian had been walking onto I-75 near the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at 3 a.m., when a vehicle ran into the pedestrian. Reports say this then created a seven-car pile-up that held up southbound traffic for hours.

Sources say the collision did not kill anyone, though it did leave several people, including the pedestrian, injured.

Officials threw Najm Martinez, Tawan Hayes, Joseph Daise, William Scott Kirk II and Joshua Noble into jail on DUI charges. Sources say the sixth driver is receiving care in the hospital but will likely face DUI charges following release.

The pedestrian remains in critical condition and faces charges for walking along a roadway, according to reports.


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