A 44-year old woman accused of driving under the influence of drugs was taken to a hospital Friday morning after her vehicle went airborne and flew into a creek in Cumming.
Shortly before 10 a.m. on June 16, Caren Dooley, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was traveling southbound on Highway 9 when she crossed the center line of the road, causing her to go airborne and land in the creek next to the Cumming water treatment plant, according to Deputy Pat Sternik, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
A heavy-duty rotator wrecker was called to remove the car by lifting it straight up in order to avoid potential environment damage that could have been caused by dragging the car across the rocks that line the creek.
Dooley suffered “no traumatic damage,” Sternik said.
Charges include failure to maintain lane and DUI – drugs, and she was transported to the Forsyth County Jail after being released from the hospital, where she remains on $4,475 bond.
Editor Kayla Robins and online editor Jim Dean contributed to this report.