70-year-old drunk man causes 15 car crashes before landing in restaurant (video)

Michael Owen Snider 
By: Wayne Morin 

(Scroll down for video) An elderly man was arrested and charged after driving drunk and causing 15 car crashes, according to a police statement in Atlanta, Georgia.

Police said that the 70-year-old man was driving drunk when he caused 15 traffic accident near Atlanta, including one death before crashing his truck into a restaurant.

Michael Owen Snider was charged with driving under the influence, vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle, following too closely and reckless driving, according to jail records.

Authorities said that Snider was driving a 2006 Ford Super Duty on Wednesday night, when he caused five hit-and-run accidents in DeKalb County, and about 10 more in Gwinnett County.

Authorities said that five vehicles caused a chain reaction pileup that killed 69-year-old Loganville resident Mintiwab Woldeyhans.

Minutes later, Snider went off the road and crashed into Johnboy’s Home Cooking along U.S. 78 in Snellville, which is located northeast of Atlanta.

He was taken to a hospital for treatment and was being held without bail.