TV Crew Gets Video of Passed Out Driver on Highway…and Then Things Go Crazy

A local news reporter in Atlanta found herself right in the middle of a strange scene that turned into a chase and an ongoing manhunt Saturday afternoon — and the cameras were rolling.

WSB-TV’s Liz Artz was among the first to call 911 to report a man passed out and drooling inside his truck parked in a lane of traffic on a local highway known as the Buford Connector.

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This unidentified man was filmed passed out in his truck, blocking a lane of traffic. (Image source: WSB video screenshot)

A Georgia Department of Transportation Highway Emergency Response Operator (HERO) unit arrived and tapped on the window, waking the man up.

“Something was not right about him,” a female witness told WSB.

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The driver was awoken by a Highway Emergency Response Operator HERO. (Image source: WSB video screenshot)

The man appeared agitated by the encounter with a HERO employee, sped off and crashed into other vehicles. In total, five cars were involved in the accident.

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The truck among the other cars involved in the accident. (Image source: YouTube video screenshot)
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Other collateral damage. (Image source: YouTube video screenshot)

Before police arrived, the still unidentified man ran from the car and hopped over a fence — barbed wire and all.

According to WSB, he hasn’t been found.

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The erratic driver escaping the car. (Image source: YouTube video screenshot)
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He then climbed over the fence. (Image source: YouTube video screenshot)

Take a look at the crazy footage:

No serious injuries resulted from the incident.

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