Police: Man who caused Washington Road collision was under influence of prescription drugs

The driver responsible for an accident that sent him and another driver to the hospital Sunday night will be charged with driving under the influence, police said.

About 9 p.m., Matthew Cooley, 21, was driving a Chevrolet Silverado west on Washington Road when he drifted across all four lanes and struck 19-year-old Alexandra Mayfield’s Toyota Camry, Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Robbie Silas said.

Mayfield had to be extricated from the vehicle, and she and Cooley were sent to Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Neither of their injuries were considered life-threatening.

Cooley will be charged with failure to maintain lane and driving under the influence of prescription drugs, Silas said.



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