DUI Suspect Causes Three Separate Crashes
LaGrange Police have charged a man with numerous vehicle citations after he allegedly caused and fled from three separate auto accidents.
Friday afternoon about 2:08 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the intersection of Vernon Street and Panther Way in reference to what was later discovered to be one of three motor vehicle collisions involving the same hitand- run suspect.
While en route, officers were informed that the accident was witnessed by a police detective who advised that the at-fault vehicle had fled the scene. According to the detective, a black Ford F-150 had rear ended another vehicle and fled traveling toward Broad Street.
Police briefly searched the area, but did not locate any trucks matching the suspect vehicle, so officers relocated and made contact with the victim, who they had previously confirmed to be uninjured.
Officers spoke with the victim who stated she was struck from the rear by a black Ford F-150 that proceeded to turn left onto Panther Way towards Broad Street.
While speaking with the victim, police received information that the suspect vehicle was at the 600 block of Virginia Avenue. Officers relocated and found the truck and the driver, Eddie Lane Siggers, standing near it. Police say Siggers could barely stand without assistance and he had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath.
Siggers later admitted that he had been driving the truck and that he had struck multiple other vehicles on his way to the location. He also admitted to having recently consumed three Natural Ice beers.
Even though Siggers admitted he had been drinking, he refused to take any sobriety tests and declined to take a portable breath test.
Police observed significant damage to the front of the Sigger’s truck and officers later learned he had been involved in collisions near Roanoke Road, Broad Street, and Panther Way. Siggers admitted to striking multiple vehicles and to being intoxicated while operating the vehicle.
Siggers was then placed under arrest and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he refused to submit to a state administered breath test. Siggers was then refused by jail staff due to the accidents and his obvious intoxication.
Siggers, age 44, was then transported to the WellStar West Georgia Medical Center where he was turned over to hospital staff after being issued citations for multiple counts of Following too Closely, Hit and Run, Driving on an Expired License, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Less Safe and Reckless Driving.