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Hit-and-run suspect from Cumming arrested after running out of gas
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SOUTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies found a hit-and-run suspect last week when the 41-year-old Cumming man ran out of gas two hours after he rear-ended a stopped vehicle while reportedly under the influence of drugs.

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the man was charged Oct. 8 with DUI drugs, following too closely and hit and run for initially striking a vehicle that was about to turn onto Ga. 400 from Peachtree Parkway (Hwy. 141).

When the driver of the second vehicle, who was not injured, pulled over to inspect his vehicle, the Cumming man reportedly continued onto the southbound exit ramp in a Lincoln MKZ, according to sheriff’s reports.

When deputies found him about 5.5 miles southwest of the accident scene, in the area of McFarland Parkway and Union Hill Road, he had run out of gas.

The deputy who first made contact with the man said “the driver had been standing in the same position the entire time [I] was speaking with him and that at first he did not know where he was.”

Upon searching his vehicle, deputies seized synthetic marijuana and two metal smoking devices.

The man posted a $5,610 bond the next night.