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Deputy, erratic driver collide in Lee County

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December 8, 2008

LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - Lee County Deputy David Cheshire is okay after colliding with an erratic driver on U.S. 19 north of Leesburg.

Drivers began calling 911 around 4:15 Monday afternoon to report a weaving car headed north toward Smithville on Highway 19.

Deputies responded and saw the car weaving all over the road, even veering into the ditch.

They followed the car and attempted to set up roadblocks to stop traffic so he wouldn't collide with anyone and, in the process, he collided with a deputy's car about a half mile north of Childer's Road on U.S. 19.

The deputy and the man are said to be okay. We have a crew on the scene and will keep you updated.