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Flowery Branch teen charged with DUI in wreck

Sunday crash left passenger seriously injured

POSTED: April 29, 2014 11:22 p.m.

An 18-year-old Flowery Branch woman has been charged with DUI in a Sunday wreck that seriously injured her 16-year-old passenger.

“The teenagers were traveling back home from an (Atlanta) Braves game,” when the accident happened at 7:20 p.m., said Trooper Jonathan Munger, spokesman for Georgia State Patrol Post 6 in Gainesville.

He said speed also was a contributing factor in the crash.

Savannah Phillips was driving east on Antioch Campground Road in northwest Hall County, when the Chevrolet Silverado’s right rear tire left the road, Munger said.

The vehicle then crossed both lanes and traveled off Antioch’s north shoulder. The passenger side of the vehicle ended up striking a tree, the trooper said.

The passenger, Isabelle Marie Fain, 16, of Cleveland, suffered several injuries, including a fractured skull and broken pelvis, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Fain was in satisfactory condition at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, the hospital said.

Phillips was taken to the Hall County Jail on charges of DUI under age 21, failure to maintain lane and serious injury by motor vehicle, a felony.

She later posted a $15,520 bond, said Deputy Nicole Bailes, Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.


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