Christopher Michael Brechka
Photo: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office

Driver accused of hitting bikers, firing a gun on Ga. 400

A man was arrested after deputies say he hit “several motorcycles” and shot at other drivers on Ga. 400 Sunday. 

Christopher Michael Brechka, 44, of Dawsonville, is facing aggravated assault charges after the road-rage incident, according to Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Cpl. Doug Rainwater. 

Motorcyclists said they were traveling northbound on Ga. 400 in a pack of around 20 about 3 p.m., Rainwater confirmed. He said Brechka, driving a Ford F-150 truck, ran the motorcyclists out of their lane and hit several of the bikers.

None of the motorcyclists were hurt, but Rainwater said several followed Brechka to Ga. 9 in Dawson County and tried to stop him. 

Brechka brake-checked the motorcyclists, causing them to nearly hit his truck, Rainwater confirmed. He said the truck blocked the bikers from passing by crossing the yellow lines in the road.

Then, when one of the bikers passed the truck, Brechka allegedly fired two shots with a revolver, Rainwater said. 

Those shots missed the motorcyclist, Rainwater said, but the bikers kept following Brechka until he pulled over at the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators downloaded video from a GoPro one of the motorcyclists was wearing that showed the incident, Rainwater said.

Brechka has been charged with aggravated assault with a gun and reckless conduct. He is being held in the Forsyth County Jail on a $11,735 bond.

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