A suspected DUI driver may soon be facing criminal charges stemming from her actions that lead to a two car accident on I-85 Friday. According to the Georgia State Patrol, Kerri Jean Hynes of Suwanee reportedly crossed the median and struck another vehicle occupied by 3 college students from Bob Jones University. It is believed that Hynes was using her cell phone at the time of the impact and that its use was also a contributing factor in the car accident. Although the impact was a head on collision, everyone thankfully survived the accident and sought medical treatment at local area hospitals.
TFC Crawford said Ms. Hynes suffered minor injuries after becoming disoriented while using a cellular phone at the time of the accident. She is facing charges of driving under the influence, driving on the wrong side of the highway, causing serious injuries, driving while inattentive, having no seatbelt and driving in the median, he said.
None of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening, he said. But Mr. Hemming is being treated for a serious leg injury at AnMed Health Medical Center in Anderson, TFC Crawford said.
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