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Cyclist injured in wreck
Driver faces alcohol-related charges
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Forsyth County News
A 37-year-old man remained hospitalized Friday night, a day after authorities say a drunk driver veered off the road and struck his bicycle.
Jerry Wayne Barnes of Cumming was listed in critical condition at North Fulton Regional Hospital, where he was taken after the collision on Hwy. 9.
Susan E. Drummond, 39, of 5865 Cool Springs Drive in Cumming, was charged with driving under the influence, open container and failure to maintain lane, authorities said.
Drummond has been released from the Forsyth County Detention Center on a $2,585 bond, a jail spokesman said.
Capt. Frank Huggins of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office said the incident occurred about 7:20 p.m. Thursday at Hwy. 9 and Piedmont Lane, north of Cumming.
Huggins said Drummond was driving north on Hwy. 9 when, according to witnesses, she veered off the road and struck Barnes, who was riding a bicycle.
Barnes was also traveling north on the road.
Drummond was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe.
"She immediately stopped," Huggins said. "A field sobriety test was conducted, which she failed to successfully complete."
Huggins said authorities found a flask of wine in the console of her vehicle.