A Cleveland woman will be charged with DUI in a Sunday evening wreck that critically injured her 6-year-old son, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
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.
Tooley’s 2015 Ford Focus then went down an embankment about 239 feet and struck a tree head-on, Cpl. Spencer Munger said in an email.
Her son was in the rear seat on the passenger side, and was not in a child restraint of any kind, Munger said.
The child was flown by an emergency helicopter to Children’s Hospital of Atlanta at Egleston, where he was in critical but stable condition Monday.
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, and she was in stable condition Monday afternoon.
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, Munger said.