Cobb County, GA- A Cobb County man is getting praise from his community after he stopped a drunken driver wreaking havoc in his Powder Springs neighborhood last week. Local man, Jermane Enoch sprang into action and caught the drunk driver before he could escape and detained him until police arrived.
Cobb County Man Stops Drunk Driver
On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, Enoch pulled into his neighborhood when he noticed a vehicle tearing through it. The Cobb County man said the driver lost control in a curve and ran off the road, driving wildly across several lawns including Enoch’s, barely missing a house. The driver then crashed into a tree and attempted to flee on foot.
Enoch’s instincts kicked in, and he ran towards the drunken driver, tackling him to the ground. He detained the man, who he suspected of being drunk and on drugs until police arrived, WSB-TV reports.
Enoch, who is an employee for the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office and a former deputy sheriff in Ohio, told WSB- TV that the alleged drunk driver was going between 50 and 60 mph when he hit a curve and lost control.
Because of Enoch’s swift action, a dangerous driver was taken off the road, and the potential tragedy of a fatal or injurious drunken driving accident was averted.
Drunken Driving in Georgia
Drunk driving is a problem in many states across the U.S. and Georgia is not an exception. According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS), 26 percent of fatal accidents in 2015 were caused by alcohol-impaired drivers.
Cobb County and other areas in and around the metropolitan Atlanta area see a significant share of the state’s yearly drunken driving accidents, the GOHS says. That is due to the prevalence of bars and restaurants in urban areas.
Drunken driving accidents are the most common between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 4 a.m., which corresponds with the time that most establishments that serve alcohol close, the GOHS reports.
I Was Hit by a Drunk Driver? What Should I Do Next?
If a drunk driver injures you or someone you care about, you should speak to a drunken driving accident lawyer in Cobb County immediately. USAttorneys has several tools you can utilize to locate a nearby injury lawyer who has experience in handling impaired driving accident cases. Use our interactive state map to find a local attorney or allow one of our online operators to refer your case to a top-notch legal expert.
We suggest you arrange a case evaluation with a drunken driving accident attorney as soon as possible. When you retain one of our attorneys they will begin working on your case immediately. They will start investigating your accident by taking photos, gathering evidence, and speaking to witnesses and experts. Your legal representative will make sure you have an unquestionable personal injury or wrongful death claim that gets results. With one of our attorneys on your side, you will have a better chance of recovering the generous settlement you deserve. Call today and arrange a consultation.