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Atlanta news crew stumbles upon sleeping driver; man wakes up, crashes into several cars trying to flee

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Video: Atlanta man falls asleep behind wheel causes traffic jam

Atlanta, Ga. - A driver sleeping in his truck in the middle of the road caused a major traffic jam in Atlanta. Then when he woke up, he crashed into several vehicles trying to flee the scene!

A news crew that happened on the scene shot video of the man slumped over and drooling inside his pickup truck on Saturday afternoon.

WATCH: News crew stumbles upon man asleep behind the wheel

A Georgia Department of Transportation HERO unit worker tried to wake him and take his keys, but when the driver woke up the two got into a fight. Video then shows the driver hitting the gas, nearly running over the worker and smashing into two cars, causing a chain reaction 5-car accident.

The HERO worker was finally able to get the keys out of the truck. The driver then took off, jumping a barbed wire fence. Police have not yet tracked him down.

Luckily, no one was seriously injured in the accident.

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