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Cobb County Man Drives on the Wrong Side of the Road, Blames Oncoming Vehicle for Accident

Updated: Mar 10, 2021

Per Cobb County Accident Reports on February 26, 2021, Dashawn Shumate of Mableton, Georgia, was ticketed for failure to maintain lane and driving on the wrong side of the road.

Shumate told the reporting officer that traffic was building up behind him while traveling northbound on Cooper Lake Road and he decided to turn into oncoming traffic and ride on the far side of the road.

While traveling on the wrong side of the road, Shumate struck the vehicle of Cody Bollinger of Ellijay, Georgia. The report stated that Bollinger’s passenger side mirror was struck by the oncoming vehicle.

Shumate state in the report that he believed Bollinger attempted to veer into his vehicle causing the collision on purpose.

Shumate was found at fault and minimal damage and medical attention was required for this accident.


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