A man suspected of driving more than 130 mph while intoxicated is recovering following a high-speed crash on Ga. 400, authorities said.
An Alpharetta police officer clocked 33-year-old Christopher Brock Jackson driving north near Haynes Bridge Road at 131 mph Saturday morning, the department said in a Facebook post.
The officer turned on his siren and tried to catch up to the driver, but police said the man accelerated when he saw the blue lights.
Jackson tried to exit onto McFarland Parkway, but was driving too fast and lost control, police said.
The Volvo went airborne before striking a concrete median and flipping over a guard rail, police said. Luckily, the man was able to walk away from the wreck.
Jackson was charged with driving under the influence, driving with an open container, reckless driving, speeding, and fleeing and eluding law enforcement. He did not have a mug shot taken.
“While this driver is facing several charges, we’re so very thankful we didn’t have to deliver a fatality notification to his, or anyone else’s family,” the department said in its post.
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