In Georgia, a DUI is typically a misdemeanor. However, one exception is if you cause the serious injury of another person while driving under the influence, you can be charged with felony serious injury by vehicle. If you leave the scene, you can be charged with hit-and-run, which may also be a felony if you injured people in the accident. These charges are in addition to the DUI charge that you may face. WSB TV reports on a woman who stands accused of DUI and hit-and-run in a crash that injured a six-year-old.
On Monday afternoon, the child had just gotten off the bus in the Avery Park subdivision.
Immediately after, Gloria Blevins struck the child while driving her Hummer H2 SUV. Blevins failed to stop and instead proceeded into the neighborhood.
The school bus driver and the child’s parents rushed to her aid. She was airlifted to the hospital with injuries to her eye and her leg.
A short time later, officers found Blevins at her home. After questioning her, she was arrested. She is charged with DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and other charges. Blevins has a child who attends the same school as the girl she struck.
The mother of the child said that she has had surgery to place two plates in her leg to heal fractures. Her orbital bone is also fractured, which if it does not heal properly, may affect the child’s vision.
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