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Drunken Rampage Causes 17 Crashes, 1 Death in Georgia
True TV ^ | 1/25/2013 | Cora Van Olson

Posted on 01/27/2013 6:24:55 AM PST by IbJensen

Michael Owen Snider

Michael Owen Snider, 70, of Stone Mountain, Ga., was arrested on January 24, 2013, after allegedly going on an alcohol-fueled hit-and-run rampage that spanned two counties, left 17 vehicles smashed in 15 separate “accidents” and 1 person dead. Witnesses say they were rammed repeatedly and intentionally, and are thankful to be alive.

Snider had started in DeKalb County, driving down Highway 78 allegedly hitting cars in his 2006 Ford Super Duty pickup truck when he nearly collided with a police cruiser in Gwinnett County that happened to be in the area late on January 23. Witnesses said that Snider was intentionally ramming other vehicles on the road as he drove by. Witness Dennis Brown told 11 Alive, “I was at the light over there and I looked in my rear view and I saw this big pickup truck, like a Ford F-350 or something like that, he intentionally tried to hit me, so that’s when he chased me, literally he chased me, on the road. It was like a video game. Really, I couldn’t believe he was trying to do that.” Other witnesses corroborated Brown’s statement that Snider was intentionally hitting the other drivers on the road. Victims Jenetta and Manuel Johnson were terrified by what sounded more like attempted vehicular homicide than simple drunken driving. Describing the encounter for reporters, Jenneta Johnson said she feared for her life, “I just thought we were going to die. I just knew he was going to kill us. He would not stop hitting us. … He was just ramming us and ramming us, and then he hit the gas and went around.” Police are still piecing together the events of that night, trying to figure out just how many collisions Snider may have caused.

Snider’s spree came to a tragic end in Snellville when he reportedly hit a Toyota Camry so hard that it hit the stopped car in front of it and kept going, getting wedged under the trailer of a tractor trailer, while the stopped car hit another car. Snider lost control of his pickup and crashed into a John Boy’s Restaurant.

Snider was stopped trying to flee the scene, and then, complaining of minor injuries, was examined at a hospital before being booked by Snellville police for driving under the influence, vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle, following too closely and reckless driving. Police say there are more charges on the way.

Sadly a grandmother riding in the Camry, Mintiwab Woldeyhans, 69, of Loganville, was killed in the crash. The driver of the Camry sustained life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition. Snider, who is being held without bond, was told what had happened when he sobered up, and reportedly required counseling at that time.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dui; georgia; michaelsnider; vehicularhomicide
Sounds like a person who needs old sparky to wake him up, especially since his actions were deliberate!
1 posted on 01/27/2013 6:25:00 AM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Sounds like we need some “common sense” liquor law (whoops...)


2 posted on 01/27/2013 6:28:17 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: IbJensen

Its an assault pickup.

Nobody needs more than a Nissan Leaf to go where they need to go.


3 posted on 01/27/2013 6:28:29 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL!


4 posted on 01/27/2013 6:29:41 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: IbJensen

Ban assault trucks.


5 posted on 01/27/2013 6:30:28 AM PST by dinodino
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To: IbJensen

Having just driven thru Hot’Lanta last night on I-85 (around 9pm)...there’s not a lot of difference between this guy and the Peaches on the road at that hour.

It was barely controlled chaos. Atlanta traffic will have it’s own chapter in the history books.


6 posted on 01/27/2013 6:34:40 AM PST by moovova
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To: dinodino

Some of these killing machines have multiple fuel tanks and carry 60 gallons of fuel or more.

Nobody needs that.


7 posted on 01/27/2013 6:37:21 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: IbJensen

HOLD MUH BEER AND WATCH THIS?

Would hate to be accused of ‘profiling’ BUT this boy ain’t turned down many drinks in his illustrious career.

Wonder how many trees would have to die in order to publish his driving record? -
Hell, he probably has a rap sheet bigger than that -
There is that nasty profiling BUT
“A picture IS worth a thousand worlds”.


8 posted on 01/27/2013 6:38:13 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: IbJensen

This SOB needs to be EXECUTED....he deliberately murdered somone with his drunk spree


9 posted on 01/27/2013 6:41:36 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: SeminoleCounty
This SOB needs to be EXECUTED

If you read the article you should realize that what he needs is more counseling.

10 posted on 01/27/2013 6:46:24 AM PST by BRL
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To: moovova
I didn't think anything could beat Atlanta traffic.

Then I drove in Denver.

11 posted on 01/27/2013 6:52:27 AM PST by real saxophonist
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To: moovova

I walk to work here in Buckhead. Crossing Piedmont rd, at the cross walk, is a dare.


12 posted on 01/27/2013 6:53:49 AM PST by guyfromjrz (fresh breath, it speaks for itself.)
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To: xrmusn
“A picture IS worth a thousand worlds”.

At the very least, he dyed his hair...

13 posted on 01/27/2013 7:06:10 AM PST by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: cripplecreek
Nobody needs more than a Nissan Leaf to go where they need to go.

A co-worker has had Caddies his whole life and recently got a Nissan leaf due to economics. He says his wife is about blind and hates it because when they are passed by a semi on the interstate, it feels like the car is going to blow around like a leaf in a storm (don't know if she or he got the pun). He's been a hard-core Democrat his whole life, but I think I'm having an effect. He recently carped about Obama's recent "we're all created equal so love them homosexuals real good" speech. He also said he never believed he would see the day when the People would need to rise up against a government gone rogue, but can now envision seeing blood in the streets during his lifetime 9(he's 60).

14 posted on 01/27/2013 7:11:20 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: IbJensen

15 posted on 01/27/2013 7:16:59 AM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: SeminoleCounty
And I sit and wonder why this piece of human debri is not dead. Why?
16 posted on 01/27/2013 7:28:42 AM PST by angcat (DEREK JETER YOU ARE FINISHED IN MY EYES!)
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To: Bobalu

Sumbitch. Where’s Burt Reynolds?

The boys are thirsty in Atlanta
and there’s beer in Texarkana,
and we’ll bring it back no matter what it takes!

East bound and down, loaded up and truckin’,
a’we gonna do what they say can’t be done.

We’ve got a long way to go, and a short time to get there,
I’m east bound just watch ol’Bandit run!


17 posted on 01/27/2013 7:31:59 AM PST by biggerten (Love you, Mom.)
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To: real saxophonist

Check out Seattle at 5:00 p.m. on a Friday afternoon on a sunny summer day! Place is a total lunatic of a madhouse. I’d rather walk. We passed a guy doing 70 MPH on I-5, reading a newspaper spread out over the steering wheel.


18 posted on 01/27/2013 7:39:46 AM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: IbJensen

1. Jack up jail

2. Shove this jerk as far underneath as you possibly can


19 posted on 01/27/2013 7:52:42 AM PST by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: IbJensen

Looking at the bend in his nose, he’s angered someone enough at some point in his life that their right hook pushed his nose over a bit.


20 posted on 01/27/2013 7:55:18 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: biggerten
The boys are thirsty in Atlanta
and there’s beer in Texarkana,
and we’ll bring it back no matter what it takes!

East bound and down, loaded up and truckin’,
a’we gonna do what they say can’t be done.

We’ve got a long way to go, and a short time to get there,
I’m east bound just watch ol’Bandit run!

That was a pickemup truck!

21 posted on 01/27/2013 8:33:20 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: IbJensen

I was astounded to see his age. Hard to believe someone could live 70 years and still act like this.


22 posted on 01/27/2013 8:33:53 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: IbJensen

"I do not drink alcoholic beverages and
I do not color my hair. And I never lie."

23 posted on 01/27/2013 8:37:17 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: IbJensen

That hair is reason enough to put him down...


24 posted on 01/27/2013 8:37:58 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: IbJensen

That hair is reason enough to put him down...


25 posted on 01/27/2013 8:38:12 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: IbJensen

When — WHEN — will Congress act on common sense truck control? How many more have to be murdered??


26 posted on 01/27/2013 8:56:12 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: IbJensen

Political hay made of angry old white guy in 3, 2, 1 ...


27 posted on 01/27/2013 9:00:12 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: IbJensen; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Ban personal vehicles now.

You can ride on a bus or in the back of a police car like a normal person!


28 posted on 01/27/2013 9:26:36 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: IbJensen; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
This rampage was caused by a video. Mr. President, where is thy speech?


29 posted on 01/27/2013 9:28:28 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: dinodino
Ban assault trucks.

Nah. I just want a tail gunner. That'll keep the flies off your back.

30 posted on 01/27/2013 9:31:56 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: cripplecreek

They’ll take my pick-em truck from me when they pry it from my dead cold fingers!


31 posted on 01/27/2013 9:46:58 AM PST by bagman
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To: savedbygrace

That’s not dyed hair. I think that is a rug.


32 posted on 01/27/2013 10:12:26 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Darnright; a fool in paradise; Revolting cat!
1. Jack up jail
2. Shove this jerk as far underneath as you possibly can

3. Drop the jacks.

33 posted on 01/27/2013 10:31:11 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Darksheare
"Looking at the bend in his nose, he’s angered someone enough at some point in his life that their right hook pushed his nose over a bit.'

Either that or he's passed out face-down more than a few times...


34 posted on 01/27/2013 10:40:01 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Drats, can’t find that video of the falling down drunk guy busting the wooden step with his face.


35 posted on 01/27/2013 10:42:10 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: cableguymn

Hmmmm . . . .


36 posted on 01/27/2013 10:58:12 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: IbJensen

Maybe he can try the “I learned about islam” defence. It seems to be growing in popularity. He just might get a jury who’ll nullify.


37 posted on 01/27/2013 11:23:23 AM PST by onedoug
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To: real saxophonist
I didn't think anything could beat Atlanta traffic.

Then I drove in Denver.

Houston is worse.

38 posted on 01/27/2013 11:45:12 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: SVTCobra03
You people are biased, it's bad enough that you question his driving, but to pick on his hair is pure discrimination
39 posted on 01/27/2013 11:59:47 AM PST by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy,,, other times I just let her sleep.)
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To: BooBoo1000; SVTCobra03

How about his crooked nose?


40 posted on 01/27/2013 12:11:44 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: biggerten

Burt Reynolds just got out of ICU: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2268845/Burt-Reynolds-76-leaving-intensive-care-hospitalised-flu.html


41 posted on 01/27/2013 1:20:15 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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