4 injured, including toddler, after suspected DUI driver led troopers on chase, GSP says

ATLANTA — A chase involving a suspected DUI driver ended in a crash that injured four people, including a 2-year-old.

The crash happened on Interstate 285 near the Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway exit.

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Georgia State Patrol says a trooper was trying to pull over a black Cadillac on Interstate 20 around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.

When the trooper turned on his lights, GSP says the driver, identified as 32-yar-old Gregory Smith, took off and a high-speed pursuit started.

The trooper said Smith led troopers to Interstate 285 and lost sight of him. As he tried to call off the pursuit, the trooper spotted Smith’s car again leaving a crash.


GSP said Smith hit a silver Toyota Camry, tractor-trailer and barrier that caused his car to overturn. Smith allegedly ran off into the woods.

Three people and a 2-year-old inside the Camry were hurt. EMS took the 2-year-old to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital.

Troopers later located Smith walking on Harwell Road.

He is charged with fleeing, reckless driving, DUI, Move over, following too closely, serious injuries by vehicle, seatbelt, and improper lane change.