Saturday, October 19, 2013

Drunk driver smashed into pharmacy before walking to bar next door and resuming drinking

An allegedly drunk driver crashed his car through the front of an Atlanta pharmacy early on Friday, then walked away from the wreckage to a nearby bar, where he continued drinking.

According to a police incident report, Rashad Williams, 38, of Lithonia told arresting officers that he was driving down Cheshire Bridge Road just before 3:30am, attempting to make a left turn, when he lost control of his car.

His car careened across a parking lot, jumped a kerb and crashed through the glass front of the Walgreens Community Pharmacy, barely missing a DUI school adjacent to the pharmacy. Responding officers found no one inside the car, which was still sticking out of the building, but the witness who called 911 told them that the driver had walked next door to the Anchor Bar.

When officers went to the bar, “the driver was sitting at the bar drinking a beer,” according to the incident report. “We then escorted the driver outside after he paid for his tab.” Williams was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol and charged with driving under the influence.

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