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Wrong-Way Driver Was Drinking Before He Struck, Killed Ga. Detective

November 14, 2011  | 

Photo: Doraville (Ga.) PD
Photo: Doraville (Ga.) PD

A Doraville (Ga.) Police officer was responding to a home invasion call early Monday when a wrong way driver struck and killed him in a head-on collision on I-20 in DeKalb County.

The accused wrong-way driver may have been drinking before the predawn collision Monday that killed Det. Robert Shane Wilson, according to police.

At about 1:50 a.m., Doraville police received a call of a home invasion in progress. Officers arrived at the scene and took one suspect into custody, but a second suspect ran from the scene, according to spokesman Gene Callaway.

Det. Wilson was responding to the home invasion when the crash happened. The detective was heading west on I-20 in a Ford Edge when he was struck head-on by another vehicle traveling east in the westbound lane, according to Mekka Parish, DeKalb County Police spokeswoman.

DeKalb County police identified the wrong-way driver as Gene Jones, 39, of Dunwoody. He was driving a jeep when he hit the officer in the collision.


Comments (2)

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BMM @ 11/15/2011 6:39 AM

Doraville is in GA not Fla.

karma @ 1/1/2012 8:10 PM

i know thid dude for a long time. if you still have him in custody you better keep because he will run straight to NYC and you will never see him again. i am sure he paid off lawyers to get out of the previous dui's. he needs to stay off the streets for good.

when you have crazy amounts od drug money at your tips you can do almost anything. i has seen him do it. biggest dope dealer in the area. so many people has done time for him well now he can do his own time.

i feel sorry for the family that lost there love done.

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