Drunken driver hits trooper directing traffic in Georgia

November 8, 2017

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — A drunk driver struck a Georgia State Patrol trooper who was directing traffic in a suburb north of Atlanta.

The Georgia Department of Public Safety says 35-year-old Aaron DeGourville was directing traffic Monday morning in Cumming in Forsyth County when he was hit by a BMW driven by 44-year-old David Sommer, of Cumming.

DeGourville underwent surgery for a broken leg.

WSB-TV reports Sommer was arrested on a variety of charges including DUI and reckless driving.

Sommer worked for the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department. He sent a letter of resignation Tuesday, which county spokeswoman Jodi Gardner says is effective immediately.

Officials say in the 1990s, Sommer was a county deputy.


Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

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