Woman Involved in Fatal Gwinnett County Accident Has History of DUIs and Arrests
GWINNETT COUNTY, GEORGIA – As reported online by www.cbs46.com, the woman allegedly responsible for causing an accident that left two children dead has a history of DUIs and arrests.*
At around 10:00 p.m., a 28-year-old woman driving northbound on Steven Reynolds Boulevard crossed the center line and struck a vehicle head-on that was traveling in the southbound lanes. Two passengers of the southbound vehicle, a Toyota Rav 4, were an eight-year-old boy and fourteen-year-old girl who unfortunately sustained fatal injuries. A third vehicle traveling behind the Rav 4 was unable to avoid colliding with the Rav 4.
The 28-year-old woman has been charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle as well as reckless driving and failure to drive on the correct side of the road. The driver of the third vehicle involved in the accident is not currently facing any criminal charges.
According to law enforcement officials, the 28-year-old woman has a history of multiple DUIs and recently had her driver’s license suspended. In 2013, the 28-year-old woman was charged with driving under the influence in Gwinnett County when she crossed over the center line of a street and nearly struck a vehicle head-on traveling in the opposite direction. In 2015, the 28-year-old woman was charged with driving under the influence when police found her slumped over the steering wheel of her vehicle, which was parked in bushes. Additionally, the 28-year-old woman was previously arrested for battery and possession of cocaine.
Whether alcohol or drugs played a role in the tragic accident that left two children dead is not clear. Specific details about the accident have not been publicly released. As such, a variety of factors may have contributed to this accident that are still being investigated.
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