DeKalb County

1 in custody after deadly DUI crash

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A busy road is back open after it was closed for hours after a deadly crash.

The crash, involving a car and motorcycle, happened on Ponce De Leon Avenue and Clifton Road early Thursday morning.

The motorcyclist, 31-year-old William Kuhn, died at the scene, the DeKalb County Police Department confirmed.


Channel 2 Action News' cameras were rolling as the driver of a silver Porsche was handcuffed and escorted into a police cruiser. The driver of the car appeared to be under the influence, according to police.

Investigators tell Channel 2's Liz Artz the Porsche driver slammed into the back of Kuhn, dragging him several feet and pushing his bike through the intersection.

Police have not determined what charges the Porsche driver will face. They have also not released his name.

Artz spoke to at least a half dozen neighbors who said the intersection is a huge problem.

“People turning people in a hurry slowing down to try to get around them an accident a week at this intersection,” said neighbor David Rowe.

Rowe said his wife spearheaded the effort to get the “No Left Turn” sign installed, other neighbors said that sign has made a huge difference but more still needs to be done to include the greater police presence to monitor traffic violations.

"I've never seen any police presence enforcing a dangerous driving anything like that,” Rowe said.

But for those who drive this road every day, they would like to see more done.

“By the time everyone comes in the city they’re so sick of dealing with 20 miles of traffic they don’t care take chances they shouldn’t," Rowe said.