An Atlanta man is now facing multiple charges after being accused of driving head-on into a Fayette County deputy’s patrol vehicle while intoxicated.
Twenty-year-old Manuel Morales was reportedly seen by a Fayetteville police officer along Ga. 92 last Sunday.
According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, an officer tried to pull him over because he was driving recklessly.
However, instead of stopping, Morales reportedly kept driving south in his pickup truck until he exited the city’s limits.
The officer issued a BOLO (be on the look-out) broadcast.
Subsequently, a deputy spotted the vehicle near the intersection of Ga. 92 and Antioch Road and tried to intercept it. That’s when Morales is accused of crashing head-on into the patrol car, exiting his vehicle, and then trying to run away.
Sheriff Barry Babb said he was quickly apprehended.
Neither Morales nor the unnamed deputy suffered injuries in the crash.
Morales has been charged with nine charges. These include:
- Fleeing police
- Aggravated assault
- Reckless driving
- Felony drug possession
- Misdemeanor marijuana possession
- Criminal interference with government property
- Driving under the influence
- Driving with a suspended license
He was booked into the Fayette County Jail.
Head-on collisions often result in serious injuries because of the speeds at which the vehicles are traveling. Usually, they occur because one driver accidentally strays into the path of another vehicle often due to distraction or intoxication. However, they can also be caused by overcorrection or even deliberate action.
If you suffered injuries in a crash, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. An Atlanta car accident lawyer can help you to build a strong case.