Once again, familes who reside in Milton's open road neighborhoods were put in danger this past week.
58 year old Charles Boatright of Canton decided to use the residential node of Batesville Road as his drinking and driving playground on February 13 around 4:20am.
A witness saw the suspect drive by and heard a crash a moment later. Mr. Boatright had flipped his vehicle after plowing through a "Stop Ahead" sign, going into the other lane, and into the front of a Milton resident's yard, according to Milton Officer Fregosi's report. The Nissan Morano came to rest on it's side.
The suspect would end up being ticketed for failure to maintain lane and DUI.
With Milton announcing a surplus, many residents hope that more officers will be hired to focus on speed enforcement and safe driving in the open road neighborhoods throughout the city.