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Woman charged with DUI in wreck critically injuring son

A Cleveland woman will be charged with DUI and other charges in a Sunday evening wreck that critically injured her 6-year-old son.

Elizabeth Tooley, 35, was driving south on Helen Highway/Ga. 75 near Pine Hill Drive when she went off the right shoulder of the road, overcorrected and then went into the northbound lanes and struck a curb, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Tooley’s 2015 Ford Focus then went down an embankment about 239 feet and struck a tree head-on, GSP said.

Her son was in the rear seat on the passenger side, and was not in a child restraint of any kind, according to GSP.

The child was flown by an emergency helicopter to Children’s Hospital of Atlanta at Egleston, where he is in critical but stable condition.

Tooley, who also was not restrained and had injuries to her lower body, was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Her injuries are not life-threatening.

In addition to DUI, she will be charged with child endangerment, felony serious injury by motor vehicle, failure to maintain lane and seat belt restraint violations, according to GSP.