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Hit and run driver knocks down wall at Decatur Cemetery

Crime and public safety Decatur

Hit and run driver knocks down wall at Decatur Cemetery

A hit and run driver knocked over a Decatur Cemetery wall on Aug. 1. File photo. Image provided to Decaturish.
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Decatur Police say a hit and run driver crashed into a Decatur Cemetery wall on Aug. 1.

Police responded to the call at Commerce Drive and North Candler Street around 3:35 a.m.

“Officers arrived and located an unoccupied gray 2013 Dodge Charger with a Florida license plate crashed into the wall of the Decatur Cemetery,” Ross said. “Officers contacted the registered owner of the vehicle by phone. The registered owner met with officers at the Decatur Police Department at approximately 6:35 a.m.”

The owner said he was driving too fast in the curve on Commerce Drive and lost control, hitting the curb, a tree, and ultimately the cemetery wall and fence, Ross said.

“He left the scene due to fear and because he did not know what actions to take,” she said. “Officers did not observe any indicators of impairment. The registered owner was cited for [duty to report upon] striking a fixed object, failure to maintain lane and [driving] too fast for conditions.”

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