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

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A black Mustang is destroyed after being involved in a drunk driving accident. It was driven by Chasity Weston. She and a 4-year-old child are in critical condition as a result. Weston will be charged with DUI.   JACKIE RICCIARDI/STAFF
JACKIE RICCIARDI/STAFF
A black Mustang is destroyed after being involved in a drunk driving accident. It was driven by Chasity Weston. She and a 4-year-old child are in critical condition as a result. Weston will be charged with DUI.

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.

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SCyankee
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SCyankee 09/12/11 - 11:34 am
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take her kids, her license,
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take her kids, her license, and her freedom.

tanbaby
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tanbaby 09/12/11 - 12:46 pm
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you know it's bad enough when
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you know it's bad enough when stupid people do stupid things....but leave the kids with someone who is responsible enough to take care of them....

stillamazed
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stillamazed 09/12/11 - 01:43 pm
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I agree tanbaby. When will

I agree tanbaby. When will people learn that no matter if you think you can drive after drinking even a small amount that your reflex time is altered due to alcohol? I don't feel sorry for her at all but I do pray for the children, they were not given a choice to not get in a car with a drunk idiot.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 09/12/11 - 02:58 pm
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Very bad decision! Anyone who

Very bad decision! Anyone who drinks and drives these days is a total idiot. Having your kids in the car while doing it is beyond comprehension!

my.voice
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my.voice 09/12/11 - 04:25 pm
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Why is everyone so surprised?

Why is everyone so surprised? We, as a society, dont REALLY care about drunk driving. When we do, you wont be able to buy a "cold one" at your corner 7-11. And these 2 for one nights at the local "watering hole" will be followed up by a mandatory breathalyzer. Until then, its DO IT UNTIL YOU GET CAUGHT OR KILL SOMEONE.

Look at the SPOTTED galleries........the DROWNING POOL at Coyotes?

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Vito45 09/12/11 - 04:23 pm
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my.voice makes a valid point,

my.voice makes a valid point, and to answer that reasoning I say FOLLOW THE MONEY.
Stillamazed: I would hope you would be as energized about ALL forms of impaired driving. Studies are proving that texting while driving is MORE dangerous than driving over the legal BAC limit of .08. Cellphone use in general, whether hands free or not is as dangerous as someone having a couple of beers. Brushing your hair, putting on lipstick, looking at yourself in the mirror, dealing with distracting kids; on and on and on. Let's deal with impaired driving, period; and quit selectively enforcing the law. Put cruisers on the roads to observe and ticket those people who are obviously distracted.

I hope this woman looks atthe world from behind bars for a while for her recklessness and endangering those children. They deserve a parent who cares.

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BBSouth 09/12/11 - 04:48 pm
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It's not only Drowning Pool

It's not only Drowning Pool at Coyotes. Look how many DUIs they had after the Border Bash. Those are just the ones that were caught. How can the sheriff's department handle all that when they are having their budget cut by the commissioners? But still other county employees get pay raises????

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raul 09/12/11 - 07:39 pm
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Hopefully this young woman

Hopefully this young woman will realize she has hit bottom and get the help she needs. Maybe the legal system will help steer her toward that realization with the appropriate punishment.

Vito45
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Vito45 09/13/11 - 12:27 am
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raul, she will only realize

raul, she will only realize that by serving time. She has proven that she has to be slapped up side the head that hard.

BBsouth, the Sheriff's dept. can handle that by PATROLLING and watching for erratic drivers rather than snagging people at checkpoints who have done nothing to give officers probable cause to investigate them.

raul
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raul 09/13/11 - 12:35 am
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@Vito45. Agree.

@Vito45. Agree.

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rmwhitley 09/13/11 - 05:41 am
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Mike Padgett hwy and aspirin
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Mike Padgett hwy and aspirin don't mix.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 09/13/11 - 07:31 am
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I agree Vito45, it is the

I agree Vito45, it is the same when driving under the influence of anything, or doing things behind the wheel that takes your attention off driving. The thing about drunk driving is that you hear it and see it all the time. There are commercials and billboards warning people, yet they still do it, that is what is so stupid about it, and to have your kids in the car putting them at risk is even worse. My.voice, you can't blame the bars, or the 7-11's, people need to be responsible for their own actions....call a cab, a friend, a family member or better yet go out with a designated driver. Put the blame where it lies with the person who chooses to get behind the wheel drunk. I know people who go out, drink have a good time but before they go they already know how they are getting home, they already have a plan, they don't get behind the wheel after drinking.

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QuietRagedSoul 09/13/11 - 08:08 am
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People should be held

People should be held accountable for their own actions! We persecute many, because we can not come up with a better solution. People will always slip through the cracks, nothing is ever said...until a tragedy happens. This girl has had issues since she was a teenager. I personally knew her, when she was younger. Look at her past track record, yet they continuously gave her more chances. Now they have may have taken the chance of life from a child. I live off of Mike Padgett Hwy, and their has been so many deaths on the 10 mile stretch. Perhaps our local government should look into that, and habitual offenders.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 09/13/11 - 08:32 am
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Thank you QuietRagedSoul, you

Thank you QuietRagedSoul, you are correct. Some people can't be given second and third chances but even though they may have their liscense revoked permanently they still get behind the wheel. The law can't be everywhere to catch them all so unfortunately this will continue to happen. I know because my own father was like this for years, he has a lifetime suspention on his liscense because of DUI's and still continued to drive. He finely got help got into AA and has been sober for many years now and does not drive anymore. Thank God he never killed an innocent person, but it could have happened.

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nothin2show4it 09/13/11 - 09:41 am
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Doesn't that beat all. The
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Doesn't that beat all. The AC prints a picture of the car and puts it on the internet. I understand it is new and the picture helps the story but if I am a lawyer defending Miss Weston, I would be calling foul play and looking to change the venue or seeking a way to call a mistrial because of the picture. I think that is a bad move on the AC's part.

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GaStang22 09/13/11 - 09:56 am
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I know I wouldn't need this
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I know I wouldn't need this picture to send her away for a long time, the dui alone is enough, endangering the life of everyone else on the road, throw on top of it she did it with children and shes a repeat offender. This picture isn't hurting anything. Her sickening actions are more than enough!!!

Your only comment isn't about her reprehensible disgusting actions, but about a way to get her out of it?? I'm not sure which is more appalling the drunks or the ones who defend these potential murderers.

Prayers for the innocent babies she has hurt and prayers for the safety for rest of the world that may come across this repeat offenders path, because it will happen again!!

Vito45
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Vito45 09/13/11 - 10:58 am
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QuietRage and StillAmazed,

QuietRage and StillAmazed, you are hitting on the issue that I have ranted about for years, and that is our misplaced focus on DUI. It is the repeat offenders, and those who are driving with BAC at double the legal limit that are killing and endangering people on the highway. However, a first time offender with a BAC of .08 gets the same treatment as a FTO with a BAC of 0.16. That is just as wrong as categorizing a 16 year old having consensual sex with a 15 year old as a "sex offender" that is lumped in with Chester the Molester on the sex offender register. Both are crimes, just not of the same degree.

Our DUI efforts should target the ones who are a REAL menace to our safety, not Mr. Jones who had wine with dinner at the steak house and just happened up on a checkpoint. He is less of a danger than the teenager texting while driving.

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elkogirl 09/13/11 - 01:10 pm
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what this sorry excuse for a

what this sorry excuse for a mother has done is beyond horrible and i pray these children will heal and she will have to pay. and just to set the record straight, "drowning pool" is the name of a band.

Chasitys Family
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Chasitys Family 09/13/11 - 08:32 pm
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i love my sister and them

i love my sister and them babies but yall have to think we all mess up im sure all of yall dont have the best record either and i sure yall wouldnt appreciate it either the family need support not yall just running your mouths about chasity this is posted By Summer Livak

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