Motorcyclist Killed in Possible DUI Accident
A passenger on a motorcycle is dead after an accident involving an alleged drunk driver Sunday Morning. According to the Atlanta Police Department, the victim is identified as Atlanta resident, Ellie Morris, 33.
Officers indicate that Jessica Johnson was driving her Hyundai Sonata on the southbound side of Interstate 75 near the Interstate 85 connector when she tried to get into the left lane in order to get on to Interstate 20.
In attempting the lane change, Johnson’s Hyundai Sonata struck the rear of the motorcycle on which Morris was a passenger. As a result of the impact, Morris fell off of the motorcycle and was struck by Johnson’s vehicle.
The impact also caused the driver of the motorcycle to strike the median. The motorcyclist went to the car calling Morris’s name, and then fled the scene of the accident.
Officers performed a field sobriety test on Johnson. According to police, she blew more than twice the legal limit of .08 with a .209.
Johnson was arrested and faces charges of DUI, first degree vehicular homicide and other related charges. Also charged is motorcyclist, Saahir Salahuddin, 37, with first degree homicide, hit and run by receiving a stolen vehicle.
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