Man Told Deputy He Figured He was Going to Jail, Had Already Let His Mother Know
The man was involved in a collision near Matthews School Road about 2 a.m.
A man accused of fleeing an automobile accident on Atlanta Highway on June 16 was arrested later the same day after approaching a Barrow County Sheriff's Office deputy.
The man informed the deputy he had been involved in a collision near Matthews School Road about 2 a.m. and that two deer — an adult and a baby — had run out in front of his vehicle. Upon swerving to miss striking the deer, the man said he lost control of the vehicle. The man said he knew he had struck a pole but didn't know he had hit a parked car until his roommate informed him.
The man told the deputy he stayed on scene to wait for law enforcement but when they did not show up he left on foot. The man said he got lost on his way home after turning the wrong direction and then fell asleep somewhere before waking up in the morning and walking home.
The deputy told the man he should have waited on law enforcement and that a witness saw him trying to leave the scene in his car but the vehicle would not move. The witness reported the vehicle was dragging a stop sign behind it. According to a separate incident report, the vehicle had crashed in to a concrete barrier pole, the stop sign and the parked vehicle.
The deputy informed the man that if he was not impaired by either alcohol or drugs he should have seen several different marked patrol vehicles with emergency blue lights activated in the area for about 30 minutes.
The deputy informed the man that he believed he chose to run on foot instead of facing a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. The man said he didn't drink alcohol anymore and the deputy let him know that could have been proved had he remained on scene.
Victor Joseph Ace, 50, of 144 Creekwood Road in Winder, was then placed under arrest.
"Mr. Ace said he figured this was going to happen so he already let his mother know he was probably going to jail," the incident report reads.
Ace was transported and released to the Barrow County Detention Center. He is charged with failure to report striking a fixed object and striking an unattended vehicle.
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