Snellville PD Track Down Hit-and-Run Suspect

The Lawrenceville, Ga. woman who hit his car reportedly told police she kept on driving because she did not want to be late for work.

Being late for work is allegedly not a good enough reason for leaving the scene of an accident.

That was the reason a Lawrenceville woman gave police for not stopping after side-swiping a Loganville man Thursday morning. It wasn't enough to keep her out of jail.

A Loganville man was driving on Lenora Church Road at Temple Johnson Road in Snellville on Thursday afternoon when he was reportedly side-swipped by 's black Mazda MZ6.

Instead of stopping and exchanging insurance information, Jacob allegedly kept on driving.

Snellville Police were called in to help track down Jacob. An SPD officer finally spotted Jacob and pulled her over at the intersection of Scenic Highway and Ronald Reagan Parkway in Snellville.

The Gwinnett officer asked Jacob about the accident. She told him she was sitting at the light in the left turn lane and realized she needed to go straight instead of turning. Jacob said she switched lanes as soon as the light turned green.

The officer asked if Jacob knew she hit another car. Jacob said yes, and told him she did not stop because she was running late for work.

Based on her statements and damage to her car, the officer arrested Jacob and charged her with hit and run, improper lane change and no proof of insurance.

Crystal Huskey (Editor) August 04, 2012 at 07:15 PM
One of our terms of use is avoiding name-calling. So feel free to repost a comment without that :)
David Brown August 04, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Crystal, I applaud your efforts at maintaining some level of decorum on Patch. Unfortunately, we as a society have lost our ability to simply give our opinion without name-calling. Many, if not most, comments on Patch resort to name calling. The more controversial the subject, the more name-calling there will be on Patch.
Crystal Huskey (Editor) August 04, 2012 at 09:33 PM
There's room for snark, sarcasm and heated disagreements, but not flat out insults ;) Sometimes, on stories where there are 100-200 comments for example, it's hard to weed out the ones that violate our terms of service. Patch can comments get nasty, BUT they are tame compared to ones I see on larger news sites!
David Brown August 04, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Back when I was in college, I was much more liberal than I am now. One of my closest friends on campus was a conservative. We would regularly have lunch together, discussing current events. I remember the two of us going back and forth on the Clement Haynsworth and G. Harrold Carswell Supreme Court nominations, for example. We somehow were able to discuss our political differences WITHOUT getting personal or nasty. I just don't see that happening much today.
Crystal Huskey (Editor) August 04, 2012 at 09:56 PM
David - I think it's easier to release the venom online, since it has a level of anonymity. In "real life," I have conversations with people all the time who disagree with me, but it's always been civil. Even on here, I've seen dialogues that start off nasty turn into very open conversations, once people actually start listening instead of wanting to just spout an opinion.
Floyd Akridge August 05, 2012 at 03:11 AM
David...I guess that doesn't apply on your posts to me, eh?
Darla Dixon August 05, 2012 at 02:09 PM
I take it she was a bit late for work after all.
Darla Dixon August 05, 2012 at 02:10 PM
If she kept up with the news, she'd know that the popular excuse now is to claim a seizure. . .
TOWG August 05, 2012 at 02:11 PM
If that happened to one of my employees, and they used that excuse, they'd be out of a job.
Snellville Snail August 05, 2012 at 02:21 PM
...finally, one of the maniacs who travel Lenora-Church Rd have been caught & jailed! Thank You Gwinnett PD & Snellville PD! Yippee!
Mary Lou August 05, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Just LOVE my community these days around here(snellville)..pfft...if home values weren't what they were and chance a massive loss...we would so be out of here!! counting down the days til that opportunity does arrive though. My family, our business, and our money is leaving this place quickly! Why? because the likes of "Cerronda" ion and worse...seems like this place is a far cry from what is once was when we bought our home here in 1996. This is NOT a desirable place to live anymore, and not a place for ones children to receive an education. Not for us anyways.
kreed August 05, 2012 at 05:33 PM
First let me say, this is a long post. I truly do LOVE Snellville. In my work, I travel all over the country and have the opportunity to visit a variety of cities and neighborhoods. I've also lived on both coasts and can tell you this is definitely one of the nicest, friendliest, most affordable, has a small town feel and meets nearly all of my retail needs. Nearly everything one needs is within a short driving distance of home. Yes, there are some people who are irresposible and lacking in knowledge, but you'll find those types of people whereever you go. If one wants to find reasons why Snellville is not the place to be, any event or incident can be slanted to support their argument. One's view of a place, is in direct correlation to their view of life. If you feel life is what you make it, then too is the place where you live. Stuff happens. People can sometimes act like idiots. Instead of focusing on what you don't like or want, why not focus on what you want and work to experience more of what you want? The rest is just part of living in the world with other people and you can choose what you'll allow in your experience. As far as your children and their experience/education is concerned. If you don't like the education they're receiving, why not get more involved in making a change in the way they're educated? It's not like you don't have any control or say in the matter. There are alternatives.
Crystal Huskey (Editor) August 05, 2012 at 05:54 PM
I agree. I like it here. There are bad/difficult/unpleasant/rotten people everywhere.
Mary Lou August 12, 2012 at 09:04 PM
@Kreed- we have traveled extensively as well. and is a HUGE part of the draw for wanting out of here. That and the fact, that when we initially moved here back in 96, the town and way of life was different, its not like we dont have the comparison.I guess I dont feel like this place is really worth the investment with whats to work with. I dont feel good about the monies we generate owning our own business and are benefiting the area are well invested here, I would like it going to a community I enjoy living and thriving in. As far as my kids education? I did become involved, I took them out of the public school system and put them in private. A massive investment and my tuition check each month shows how serious I take their education, value their education, and care. Your right, those were my alternatives and the control I do have, I utilized :)
kreed August 13, 2012 at 04:37 AM
@Mary Lou - I'm sure Snellville has changed since 96. Everyone and everything has changed since 96. Nothing ever stays the same. No matter where one lives, the place and its people will change. If one chooses to walk away from or become apathetic towards a situation (or a city), the likelihood of a different or better experience is remote. Change in experience and attitude is only realized when we are open to receiving it or making it happen. From your posts in this thread, it appears there is currently no desire to either receive a different experience or create a different one here in Snellville. I'm sorry that is the case. As a man of great understanding said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Sometimes, we need to change, instead of wanting people or places to change. The slightest change in one's attitude/perspective can produce a big change in one's experience.


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