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Georgia woman faces DUI charges

A woman accused of being high on drugs has been arrested following an accident that injured a pedestrian. Georgia authorities have charged the 39-year-old woman with DUI charges along with several other infractions. She has been detained without bond in a county jail in advance of a trial date, which has not been announced as of this report.

According to the police report, the woman was operating her vehicle at a high rate of speed in Floyd County on the afternoon of Oct. 27 around 12:30 p.m. Police told reporters the woman apparently ran a red light, striking a pickup truck that then veered onto the sidewalk where it struck a female pedestrian. The woman was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

The driver was also taken to the hospital, where she allegedly told police she had consumed marijuana, Prozac and two injections of methamphetamine before the accident. A subsequent search of her vehicle led police to a pill bottle which they said tested positive for Xanax and marijuana. The woman now faces DUI charges as well as felony charges for serious injury and possession of a Schedule IV substance.

If the woman is found guilty of the DUI charges and the other charges filed against her, she could lose her license and possibly face jail time. However, Georgia police will need to provide compelling evidence beyond her alleged confession to prove beyond reasonable doubt that she was indeed intoxicated at the time of the crash. Defense representation will take a thorough accounting of all evidence brought forth by police before it is presented to the court.

Source: northwestgeorgianews.com, "Rome woman charged with serious injury by vehicle", Oct. 28, 2017

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