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Alert Auburn Citizen Helps Nab Drunk Driver

Auburn Assistant Police Chief Dawson says the concerned citizen helped get a dangerous man off the road. Auburn Assistant Police Chief Dawson says the concerned citizen helped get a dangerous man off the road.

Auburn, Al. (WSFA) -- A suspected drunk driver lead Lee County authorities on a high speed chase Tuesday evening.

Auburn police say an alert driver called 9-1-1 and told dispatchers another driver was driving erratically and running off the road.

When officers tried to stop the truck a chase began.

Auburn and Opelika police, Lee County Sheriff's deputies and State Troopers were all involved in the pursuit.

After several miles the driver, identified as 51-year old Charles Cowan, finally pulled over.

While searching Cowan's truck officers found marijuana and alcohol in the vehicle.

Police confirmed that he was also drunk.

Assistant Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson says, "You never know what that person may have stopped today by calling and telling us about this driver. A lot of times that happens and the next think you know you have a head on collision, so because that citizen took the time to call us we were able to get out there and get this guy off the road before someone got hurt."

Now, Cowan is facing several charges including DUI and reckless driving.

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