Man Crashes Car ‘Over Yonder,’ Is Arrested for Walking in the Roadway While Under the Influence
The Dawsonville man reportedly walked several miles from the crash site to the Waffle House on Hamilton Mill Road.
A Gwinnett County Police officer was dispatched to the Waffle House on Hamilton Mill Road in Buford on Jan. 10 in response to a report of a suspicious person. According to the caller, the suspicious person, later identified as Thedford Sudderth, 51, of Dawsonville, appeared to be intoxicated and claimed to have been in an accident.
The officer asked Sudderth to step outside the restaurant and immediately noticed a strong odor of alcoholic beverage. The officer further noted that Sudderth appeared to be unsteady on his feet.
“I asked him if he was involved in an auto accident since I could see the scratches on his hand and head,” the officer wrote in the report. “He advised no and denied driving or drinking and stated he was waiting for his girlfriend to show up and give him a ride.”
Upon further questioning, Sudderth admitted being in an accident and said the vehicle was “over yonder.” Another officer eventually located the vehicle several miles away on Thompson Mill Road near West Rock Quarry Road.
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