NWGA Scanner | November 2nd, 2021

LaFayette man arrested after causing crash on I-75 in Whitfield County while DUI and leaving the scene

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on October 18th, 2021, at approximately 3:03 AM, Deputy Deaver was dispatched to I-75 northbound in reference to a multiple-vehicle crash in which one driver left the scene. According to the report, “Deputy Deaver observed a vehicle against the right guard rail and two vehicles in the ditch on the left side. Deputy Deaver then attempted to locate the driver of the vehicle that left the scene. Deputy Deaver located information in the vehicle which indicated the vehicle was registered to Christopher Lynn Sosbee, 62, of LaFayette, GA.” An Ohio man stated that he was traveling northbound on I-75, going approximately 70 mph in the far left lane. According to the report, “He stated that he felt a hard bump on his rear bumper causing his vehicle to lose control and forced his vehicle to stop in the right lane. He also advised that as he was on the phone with 911 when another vehicle made contact with his rear bumper causing his vehicle to be moved in the ditch.” The man advised that the driver of the initial contact vehicle ran into the woods, leaving the scene of the crash without checking on anyone. According to the report, “Lt. Gibson advised that he made contact with the registered owner and occupant of the vehicle that left the scene, Christopher Sosbee. Lt. Gibson advised that upon making contact with Mr. Sosebee, he detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage and observed him having slurred speech. Lt. Gibson also advised that there was dirt on his pants that matched the dirt at the accident scene, as well as Mr. Sosebee having minor injuries that were comparable to that of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.” Sosebee was placed under arrest and transported to Whitfield County Jail, charged with DUI and leaving the scene of the crash. According to the report, “Mr. Sosebee began acting belligerent and uncooperative and had to be moved to the padded cell before being booked in.”