A Cobb County woman was detained in connection with a July 19 accident that resulted in serious injuries to two individuals. According to her arrest warrant, the 18-year-old reportedly informed officials that she consumed alcohol at a party prior to the incident. The report says that she drove a 2002 Nissan Maxima in the wrong direction on Interstate 575 and hit a 2005 Ford Focus head-on. Officials at the scene noted an odor of alcohol on the woman.
The driver and passenger of the other vehicle suffered serious injuries. While both are expected to survive, one of the injured parties needed emergency surgery, having suffered internal injuries as well as two broken legs. The woman charged with underage DUI was also injured. After release from an area medical facility, the woman was detained. In addition to charges of underage possession, reckless driving and DUI, she also faces two felony counts of serious injury by vehicle. She remained in custody with bond set at $30,000.