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Search continues for Decatur DUI suspect

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - "X" marks the spot where 25-year-old Anthony Osborne's collision course came to an end. Just after 7:00 PM Saturday, a pick-up truck heading North on Highway 27 struck Osborne's car as he was heading East on Bethel Road.

"I drove by and I saw state patrol and an ambulance. That is pretty common right here." Ken Tomlinson said this is a very dangerous intersection and is reminded time and time again. "I lived here for about 30 years, and I have seen plenty of them."

Police say it was evident that Osborne had been drinking. But he was also driving on a suspended license with no insurance or registration. All this makes an already dangerous intersection for drivers deadly. "It's a crap shoot through here, every time you are driving," said Tomlinson.

68-year-old Ester Mitchell was driving the pick-up and was fortunate to escape the accident unharmed.

The power behind the impact was evident by all of the debris scattered at that corner and by the sign that was knocked down during the accident. But law enforcement say what made this accident worse was that no one in the car had on their seat belts.

Two 12-year-olds, and an 18-year-old were transported to Memorial Hospital and Manor with serious injuries. Osborne was also transported, but he later walked out.

And that makes drivers in Decatur County very uneasy especially considering Osborne's track record. "You got somebody who is drinking and driving and don't care, yeah, you are going to have a bunch of kids hurt," said Tomlinson.

Police now hope to find him before he gets the chance to hurt anyone else. 25-year-old Anthony Lamar Osborne lives in Attapulgus. After several checks, police still don't know where he is. If you know or have information call the Bainbridge Police Department at 229-248-2038.

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