Alleged drunk driver loses control of car, hits house

Published 7:36 pm Monday, November 27, 2017

A house was struck by an alleged drunk driver at the 100 block of Edgewood Avenue Saturday around 9:30 p.m. According to the police report, the vehicle hit a residence’s mailbox and then the corner of another residence.

A homeowner told police she heard the crash and went outside to see the driver leave the vehicle and get picked up by another vehicle. According to the police report, an officer ran the license plate information from the vehicle and contacted a wrecker for towing.  While waiting for the tow truck, the driver was brought back to the scene by a family member. The officer noticed she was bleeding from the face and appeared to have a leg injury.

The driver told police she was coming from a friend’s residence and had consumed two shots of Hennessy before the incident. The driver told police she had left the scene because she was scared of the people that were coming out to assist her. According to the police report, once the driver began the curve on Edgewood Avenue, the rear end of vehicle began to spin counter clockwise and crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic. The vehicle then became broadside and jumped the curb and travelled up a slight grade and struck a mailbox. The vehicle then became airborne for almost 7-feet until it struck the corner of a house and came to rest.  The front passenger door made contact with the corner of the residence and caused significant intrusion. Several wooden beams shattered the passenger window and pushed the door in almost to the center console, according to the police report. 

The driver was taken to WellStar West Georgia Medical Center for her injuries before getting transferred to a trauma center in Atlanta, according to the police report. The officer obtained warrants for the driver for driving under the influence and failure to maintain lane at a later date.

Car flips several times in non-fatal crash

A non-fatal car crash occurred after a vehicle failed to yield after stopping at a stop sign which caused another vehicle to wreck at the intersection of Cooley Road and South Davis Road Monday at 7:32 a.m.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, Travis Riemenschneider, 39, struck the other vehicle in the right rear quarter panel with his front bumper. According to the GSP, the other vehicle rotated clockwise and began to overturn multiple times before coming to an uncontrolled final rest in the south bound lane of South Davis Road.  One person was transported to the hospital. Riemenschneider was charged with failure to yield after stopping at a stop sign.

All information in this report is gathered from official law enforcement and public safety reports and releases.