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Atlanta Police released this surveillance of the Pedal Pub crash. Some viewers may find this video disturbing.

The driver of a Pedal Pub has been charged with DUI and a business permit violation after losing control of the mobile bar on Saturday evening in Midtown.

According to the police report, the incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. at the corner of West Peachtree and 14th streets.

On the scene, officers found that the Pedal Pub had tipped over while trying to turn onto 14th. A preliminary investigation found that there were 15 people on the bike when it crashed, and all sustained injuries.

According to Atlanta Fire and Rescue, two people were critically injured, three sustained serious injuries and 10 suffered minor injuries. All were transported to area hospitals.

On Monday, the Atlanta Police Department released disturbing surveillance video of the crash and identified the driver as James Anthony Johnson. He was arrested and charged with D.U.I./Alcohol and was transported to Atlanta City Detention Center.

The owner of the company, John Rapp IV, was issued a citation for not having a valid sightseeing permit.

The investigation continues. 

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.