Atlanta DUI Hit-and-Run Convict to Serve 15-year Sentence

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a man who was driving drunk when he killed a child in a 2013 hit-and-run wreck will serve 15 years in prison.

Gatha Dyer, 44, was convicted last week of homicide by vehicle, DUI, and reckless driving for the April 2013 incident that ended 11-year-old Patrick Williams’ life, according Fulton County District Attorney spokeswoman Yvette Jones.

Dyer has three prior DUI convictions, authorities said.

On the day of the accident, prosecutors said Williams was walking along Boulder Park Drive in southwest Atlanta when Dyer sped through that area in his 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse and hit him. The impact sent the boy airborne more than 50 feet before he hit the car windshield and fell to the ground.

Dyer drove away, but a witness followed him long enough to record his license plate.

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