Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Several men charged with DUI for their involvement in a July 5th pileup on I-75 bonded out of jail early Saturday. The crash prompted authorities to close all southbound lanes of Interstate 75 at C.W. Grant Parkway for several hours Friday morning.
The wrecks occurred around 4:30 a.m., according to affidavits filed in Clayton Co. Magistrate Court.
Clayton County Police Officer Danielle Rosa said the chain of events began when a pedestrian was hit by a car. Two people were injured, one of them critically. At least one person has a broken leg.
Rosa said seven cars were involved. An affidavit says there were five cars.
Investigators subsequently charged five drivers with DUIs in relation to the accident, Rosa said. The hospitalized pedestrian also faces a charge of pedestrian in the roadway.
Law enforcement officials identified the suspects as Joseph Daise, Tawan Hayes, Najim Martinez, William Kirk and Joshua Noble.
The road reopened shortly before 9 a.m.