Woman Crashes into Store Parking Lot in Athens, Georgia
ATHENS, GA. – September 11, 2018 (savannahnow.com) According to an online news report from savannahnow.com, a woman suspected of drunk driving crashed into a store parking lot September 7 in Athens, Georgia.*
At approximately 2:35 a.m. on September 7, a 42-year-old woman driving a pickup truck entered the parking lot of the Golden Pantry on Jefferson Road in Athens. An employee said she was driving at a high rate of speed and crashed into the loading ramp of a tractor-trailer that was making a delivery to the business.
Athens-Clarke County Police said the crash almost detached the loading ramp from the delivery truck. Officers noted the smell of alcohol on the woman’s breath and reported that she told officers she was attempting to park at the store and did not see the tractor-trailer. She refused to submit to a sobriety test, and police arrested her for driving under the influence of alcohol.
The woman has not been identified but reportedly lives on Vincent Drive in Athens. It is not clear what company owns the tractor-trailer or how much damage the crash caused to the truck. Police are continuing to investigate and have not yet released additional information.
Athens is located in Athens-Clarke County. The county is formed from a recent consolidation of Clarke County and the City of Athens. It is located in the north-eastern part of the state of Georgia and has an estimated population of approximately 125,000.
In 2016, according to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, nearly 6,000 vehicle accidents occurred in Clarke County. These accidents led to 1,360 injuries and 13 fatalities. Four fatal accidents that year were related to excessive speeding.
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