Drunk Driver Kills Pedestrian, Causes Vehicle Crash in Glynn County, Georgia
GLYNN COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report posted at firstcoastnews.com, a drunk driver killed a pedestrian then caused a vehicle crash in Glynn County, Georgia. Police believe the driver left the scene of the pedestrian accident then crashed her vehicle sometime later that evening. The pedestrian was a 15-year-old boy.*
Police believe the events began sometime before 10:30 p.m. on February 3. At approximately 10:30 p.m., 21-year-old Madison Culpepper (city not reported) was arrested for driving under the influence at the site of a vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 82 and Baumgardner Road in Glynn County. Authorities found that Culpepper had a blood alcohol level of .22, which is almost triple the legal limit.
The following morning, around 6:45 a.m. on February 4, authorities found the body of a 15-year-old boy on Lakes Drive in the area of Baumgardner Road. The boy was a student at Glynn Academy and appeared to have been hit by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle left the scene.
During investigation and questioning of Culpepper regarding the vehicle crash, authorities developed reason to believe Culpepper was also the driver who hit the teenage boy. Police believe she struck the boy and fled, then ended up causing the vehicle crash. In addition to driving under the influence, Culpepper has now been charged with vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident causing injury or death, and failure to maintain a lane.
Investigation is ongoing. Authorities ask anyone who has information about the pedestrian collision to contact Georgia State Patrol at (912) 262-2380, the Glynn County Police Department at (912) 554-7802, or the Silent Witness line at (912) 264-1333.
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