Evans woman charged with DUI in February crash

A 22-year-old Evans woman has been charged with DUI and several traffic charges after her release from the hospital where she had been treated for injuries from a Feb. 20 crash.

Jenna Victoria Sevigny turned herself in to the Columbia County Detention Center after toxicology tests results received from the GBI Crime Lab on Friday showed her blood alcohol level was .20 percent, more than double the legal limit, said Columbia County Sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

Sevigny was also charged with failure to maintain lane, driving too fast for conditions and not wearing a seatbelt, Morris said.

Sevigny was injured in a violent single-vehicle crash about 3 a.m. Feb. 20 when she ran off North Belair Road near Furys Ferry Road and she overcorrected. Her car swerved to the opposite side of the road, traveled about 100 feet and hit a pine tree, splitting the car in two. Emergency workers found her partially thrown from the vehicle and took her to Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Sevigny recently was released from the hospital, Morris said, and was contacted by investigators after the GBI returned the blood test results.

She was released from the detention center after posting $4,400 bond, Morris said.

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