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Drunk Driver Hits Stop Sign, Flips Vehicle in Marietta, Georgia

January 23, 2019

MARIETTA, GA. – A drunk driver ran into a stop sign and flipped her vehicle January 17 in Marietta, Georgia, according to an online news story published at The crash occurred right in front of the Gone with the Wind Museum on Powder Springs Street.*

The crash occurred in the late morning or early afternoon on January 17. A woman driving a 2006 Honda Accord on Powder Springs Street somehow lost control of her vehicle at the intersection with Griggs Street. She then traveled off the road at the intersection and crashed into a stop sign and a fire hydrant. 

Her vehicle then flipped over and came to a stop on its roof. All of this occurred in front of the new site of the Gone with the Wind Museum. The impact caused damage to the fire hydrant, but no water escaped. 

Upon questioning from police, the woman admitted to consuming alcohol before the wreck. A breath test showed she had a blood-alcohol content of .097, which was well above Georgia’s legal limit of .08. 

The woman, identified as 39-year-old Ashley Michelle Stansell, of Cobb County, Georgia, was arrested and booked into the Smyrna City Jail. Stansell has been charged with driving under the influence, among other traffic violations. 

After the accident, the Marietta Police Department posted a message on social media, saying: “Driving plus alcohol [is a] terrible idea! Local woman made the wrong decision around noon today, fortunately no one was seriously injured! Still, she is out a car and now facing traffic and DUI charges. Please drive safe Marietta!” 

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