Woman faces DUI charge

A 4-year-old boy remained in critical condition Monday night from injuries sustained in a rollover wreck Sunday night, authorities said.


Chasity Weston, the 27-year-old driver, who is accused of driving drunk, was moved from Medical College of Georgia Hospital to Doctors Hospital, Richmond County sheriff’s Capt. Scott Gay said.

The 4-year-old is being treated at MCG Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said, but no further information was available on the condition of a 5-year-old who also was a passenger.

Gay said Weston was driving a Mustang convertible southbound on the 4800 block of Mike Padgett Highway, south of Horseshoe Road, when the vehicle ran off the southbound shoulder, causing it to roll over at 11:12 p.m.

Weston and the children were ejected.

However, officers are still investigating the evidence to determine whether the children were properly restrained, and Gay did not say whether Weston was wearing a seat belt.

Weston “reeked” of alcohol at the scene, deputies said.

She faces charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to maintain lane upon her release from the hospital, Gay said.

Gay added that Weston was charged in August 2010 with driving with a suspended license. The following month, he said, she was charged with DUI.


Sat, 08/19/2017 - 01:11

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