Driver charged with intentionally hitting motorcyclist, daughter

SNELLVILLE -- A Snellville man faces a laundry list of charges after police say he intentionally and repeatedly drove his truck into a motorcyclist who was traveling with a 14-year-old girl.

Police arrested the driver of the 2001 Chevy Silverado, Michael Schiesser, 38, on two counts of aggravated assault, DUI, drugs and weapons charges, and list of traffic citations that includes aggressive driving and hit and run.

The incident occurred about 8 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Lenora Church Road and Henry Clower Boulevard in Snellville.

Witnesses told police that Schiesser pulled his truck beside Snellville resident Timothy Power, 51, who was driving his daughter on a 1986 Suzuki, and began yelling at him at a stoplight.

When the light turned green, Power drove straight, Schiesser pulled behind him, "swerved wide to (the motorcyclist's) left side and bumped (it) two different times," an officer wrote in a report.

The impact knocked Power and his daughter off the motorcycle. Police arrived to find the girl face-down in the street, "crying in pain," with her father kneeling beside her, the report states.

Schiesser allegedly left the scene, trailed by two other motorists who witnessed the incident, but soon returned. He told police that Power had struck his truck, and that he had a restraining order against Power's father.

Power countered that by telling police that Schiesser was "crazy," the report states.

The report states that Schiesser consented to two breath tests that registered his blood-alcohol content at .087 and .084, both above Georgia's legal threshold for driving.

Police also found a vial around Schiesser's neck containing nonprescription Oxycodone and Methadone pills, and a 9 mm handgun in the truck's console. Schiesser, a convicted felon, was prohibited from carrying firearms, the report states.

A medical unit evaluated Power and his daughter on scene. No serious injuries were reported.

Schiesser remained jailed Friday without bond.


MarkSmith 2 years, 10 months ago

Knocking someone off a bike with a truck is attempted murder. What happened to that charge?


GeorgiaResident 2 years, 10 months ago

Mark Smith, there is no code section in Georgia titled " Attempted Murder. " The code section that covers that is " aggravated assault, " which he was charged with. Aggravated assault means " to assault with the intent to murder, rape, or rob. "


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