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Georgia DUI driver kills woman; leaves trail of wreckage behind

GasBuddy Blog -- It was a string of car crashes and carnage so disturbing last week that it's being reported as far away as Anchorage even though it happened in Georgia.

Police in the Atlanta area say Michael Owen Snider, a 70-year old man from Stone Mountain, caused 15 crashes spanning two counties that left one person dead and another critically injured. Police say Snyder caused five wrecks in DeKalb County and 10 more in Gwinnett County.

Snider allegedly drove drunk in his Ford F-250 for 15 miles, haphazardly striking more than a dozen cars along the way. Panicked drivers called 911 as Snider continued on, not stopping until he caused a fatal wreck and rammed his own truck into a Gwinnett County restaurant Wednesday night, police...


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Gas4Gore
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 1:18:42 PM

Oh my.
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moose21040
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:34:27 PM

Not no more you wont. Hopefully
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nightshade00013
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 2:31:34 PM

Your more likely to be killed by a drunk driver than by a firearm in the US but look at where the concerns are at?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 5:57:42 AM

as for this one, put him away for the rest of his miserable life. And remind him every day that he took a life, which is why he is there.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 5:56:24 AM

aj: sadly, methinks you hit the nail on the head.
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aj_franklin
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 7:47:00 PM

These drunks are like cockroaches. Every time you catch one 15 getaway.
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poppa09
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 9:51:30 PM

A.A. can help this guy, but the pokey's got em now.
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poppa09
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 9:48:16 PM

Alcohol is a very bad drug.
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LocalSpyGuy
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 5:41:44 PM

Take away his license and throw him in jail.
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 5:00:21 PM

He probably figured he could get home. Didn't consider what mess along the way!
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jethro5000
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 4:04:23 PM

Still terrible, but this is old news...
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lovetosavegas
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 12:41:16 PM

We need to mandate drink detectors in all the vehicles, similar to smoke detectors on airplanes. Connect all the detectors with the database and alert the police when one of the detectors is being tempered with. The detector's role will be to disable the vehicle when alcohol fumes are detected. Big fine for tempering!!!
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knot2swift
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 11:46:41 AM

Well....

Maybe it is time to test drivers over 65 yearly.

Maybe it is time to evaluate drunks at the wheel more often and get them off the road.

Sure there is an idiot at fault but the system too is at fault!
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BudsterMO
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 11:36:30 AM

Throw him in jail for the rest of his life with all of the therapy that prison can inflict.
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:53:40 AM

hang'em
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:53:16 AM

All involved need to held accountable
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:52:16 AM

Take away his car and put him under house arrest with an ankle bracelet. Otherwise they'll spend a ton of money on him in jail and medical costs. It's not that he doesn't deserve to be in jail, I just object to spending good money on him.
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infinititom
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:50:55 AM

This guy is like so many others who believe that they are above the law yet some publicity seeking legislator will promise a new law to stop people like this guy!
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:49:41 AM

old
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FrankTA2
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:48:58 AM

20 years should be enough for a "life" sentence.
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:48:54 AM

crazy
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:47:17 AM

Lock him up and throw away the key.
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:46:07 AM

This is the second time in two days that he has done the same, exact thing. Oh, sorry, it is just a rerun of a post from yesterday.
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:44:49 AM

The driver needs be ban for buying a car forever!
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:39:13 AM

Public floggins need to come back. Make an example out of this tragedy and see other crimes plummet.
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:39:04 AM

This has been happening for many years.
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:38:45 AM

The guy should NEVER be allowed to drive again and the bar should be forced to close AFTER paying some HUGE fines. The bartender should also be brought up on charges.
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:38:06 AM

Never learn from other bad histories.
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Billrusty
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:37:54 AM

he has done enough driving, help is need for him otherwise.
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:36:36 AM

still going on, huh?
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:35:04 AM

put them behind bars especially when death is involved
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mrservonics
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:35:00 AM

Lets hope this guy never gets to drive again!!
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:33:07 AM

Recurring nightmare.......
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coyotegirl1
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:33:01 AM

Oh my God, that jerk has no heart, no morals and deserves to either be encarcerated permanently or something that will make him feel severe punishment.

Old news or not, that alcoholics actions are reprehensible.
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:32:12 AM

Have to put him away for a long time!
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:31:44 AM

it's voted... so vote this out from the top 5
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:31:39 AM

Repeat old news.
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TimTim
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:31:16 AM

Old post again. It's sad story, but don't need to post it everyday, right?
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:30:10 AM

Repeat old news.
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:30:02 AM

Old Story
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:29:34 AM

Book em, DANO!! And throw the key away.
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:29:32 AM

Old news, and very sad news.
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warlord1
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:29:19 AM

still old news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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radiorumor
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:28:12 AM

Sounds like a Ford F-250 is a ruff and tuft vehicle. Hate it proved itself in this manner. The last time that 70-year-old will drive I'll bet.
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:28:06 AM

TWO DAY OLD news!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:27:53 AM

Fire up Ol' Sparky for this fool.Life in prison is to good
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:27:49 AM

Didn't I read this last Sunday?
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:27:17 AM

And some poor misguided soles want to legalize MJ?
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:26:58 AM

Lock the old drunk up.
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:26:54 AM

One solution. Stiffer penalties.
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