Thursday, January 17, 2013
The driver, Sharon Mitchell-Golden of Stone Mountain has been charged in the accident that killed a Lawrenceville, Ga. teen.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, January 17
Gwinnett County Police say the driver involved in the fatal pedestrian accident on Lawrenceville Highway Wednesday morning has now been charged. In a release, GCPD Cpl. Jake Smith said Sharon Mitchell-Golden, 49, of Stone Mountain, turned herself in to police Thursday. Mitchell-Golden has been charged with second degree vehicular homicide, a misdemeanor, and driving more than 300 feet in the center turn lane. Mitchell-Golden reportedly struck 17 year old Dakota M. Waters as he tried to cross Lawrenceville Highway between Hamilton Road and James Road at around 7:30am. Waters was reportedly standing in the center lane as Mitchell-Golden was unable to stop her 2007 Land Rover and hit the teen. Waters was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Some hit and run incidents are pretty straight forward; others, not so much.
A black SUV stopped on Flintrock Way in Snellville on Friday, Aug. 24, and a female got out of the vehicle. There was an argument between the driver and the female, culminating in the driver attempting to run her over. The driver drove through a yard and hit a stop sign on Flintrock Way at Rockdale Circle. The unknown female did not report the incident, but neighbors reported it as a hit and run because of the struck sign, which will be repaired by City Maintenance. In other hit and run news... On Saturday, a woman in the Old Navy parking lot on Scenic Highway said she observed a green mini-van "cutting through parking spaces." The van looked like it was going to park beside the woman's vehicle, but then pulled through and hit her …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Bad acting, clunky car chase scenes, saucy language and perverted violence are all ways to describe this week's movie.
Dax Shepard plays a reformed bank robber living with his girlfriend and real-life fiance Kristen Bell. When they go on a trip to L.A. for a job interview the fun begins in "Hit and Run." The two are being followed by Tom Arnold, an official overseeing Shepard's Witness Protection Progam, and they are also being stalked by Bradley Cooper, who plays a lowlife in desperate need of some confiscated property. This car chase movie is not for the easily offended. In fact, just about everyone, on some level, should be offended. This brand of comedy is not even slapstick; it's just vicious in nature. If you are a huge fan of muscle cars, you may find this film amusing. But it is still questionable with the price of admission. The Flick-O-Meter …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
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.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Saturday, August 4, 2012
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 Cerronda Jacob's black Mazda MZ6. Instead of stopping and exchanging insurance information, Jacob allegedly kept on driving. Snellville Police were called in to help Gwinnett County Police track down Jacob. An SPD officer finally spotted Jacob and pulled her over at the intersection of Scenic Highway and Ronald Reagan Parkway in …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Police are looking for a hit-and-run suspect reported missing after he crashed into a police car early Sunday morning.
Gwinnett County Police will scour Lake Lucerne for a third day Wednesday as the search continues for a driver from a hit-and-run incident that happened over the weekend. The driver, a man in his early 20s, crashed into a patrol car on Highway 78 at Lake Lucerne Drive just after midnight Sunday morning, police said. He then drove off and turned onto a road alongside the lake, where he hit a utility pole and continued to flee on foot, heading toward the lake. Police dogs traced the man's scent to a pier before the search ended Sunday. The search began anew Monday afternoon, after the suspect's family said they feared he had drowned because they had not heard from him, and he can't swim. The search continued Tuesday. "We were unable to …