Man charged with DUI after SUV crashes in retention pond

Man charged with DUI after SUV crashes in retention pond

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Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office
David Miller
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  • A 50-year-old man is facing charges after a Friday crash.
  • David Miller crashed into a retention pond.
  • He swam away unharmed, police said. 

A Cherokee County man is facing DUI charges after he drove his car into a retention pond, officials say. 

David Miller, 50, of Acworth, was traveling north on Northpoint Parkway, near the Bartow County line, Friday when he left the roadway and drove into a retention pond, Cherokee County sheriff’s spokeswoman Marianne Kelley said.

The vehicle slowly sunk as Miller climbed out and waded to shore, Kelley said.

He was arrested and charged with failure to maintain lane and DUI drugs. He bonded out on Saturday, Kelley said.

The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit is conducting the investigation into the cause of the accident.

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