A Milton teen made sure he told his dad he'd just been in an accident, but he should have stayed at the scene to avoid a brief trip to jail.
On July 5 a woman was driving northbound on Freemanville Road just before 8 p.m. when another vehicle turned out of Dinsmore Road onto the road. The other driver lost control of his vehicle, sideswiping the woman's vehicle.
When he failed to stop after the accident, the woman turned around and followed him until losing him after his vehicle drove into White Columns Country Club. When Milton police responded to the call, they spotted an SUV matching the vehicle's description attempting to leave the subdivision. At first the driver said the damage to the SUV was from an earlier date, but the driver changed his story and admitted being involved in the accident. He said he had driven away to call his dad about the wreck. His passenger confirmed what happened.
Police arrested the 18-year-old driver and charged him with failing to maintain lane and for leaving the scene of the accident. Officers took him to the Alpharetta Jail, after which he was released.
For questions about this blotter, email Bob Pepalis.