SNELLVILLE -- A son of the man police have said caused a string of hit-and-run wrecks on Wednesday night told Gwinnett Police that he believes the father came from a bar that's been warned to not overserve the man.
"He stated that the bar continuously overserves his father and he has warned them to stop doing that," a police report said after an officer had a phone conservation with Michael Snider Jr.
While Gwinnett Police continue to investigate if Michael Owen Snider intentionally caused 10 hit-and-run wrecks along U.S. Highway 78, Cpl. Ed Ritter on Friday afternoon released the locations of the alleged incidents.
The series of incidents ended in a five-car pile-up at U.S. 78 and Walton Court in Snellville that claimed the life of a Loganville woman and left another victim critically injured. Snider was behind the wheel of a 2006 Ford Super Duty truck that crashed into Johnboy's Home Cooking restaurant, Ritter said.
Snider was charged with driving under the influence, vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle, following too closely and reckless driving.
Ritter said Dekalb Police believe Snider was involved in five wrecks in Dekalb County before he caused 10 in Gwinnett. The Gwinnett wrecks were along U.S. 78 at or around Bethany Church Road, Hewatt Road, Ross Road, Paxton Lane, Killian Hill Road, East Park Place and Parkwood Road.
Two drivers told police a truck that matched the description of Snider's hit their vehicles each twice, and another driver said her vehicle was hit three times.