Police in Clayton County are looking for a woman who they suspect was intoxicated when she crashed her car on May 18. Her six-year-old daughter was in the vehicle and was found wandering around alone after the Clayton County car crash.
The accident occurred in the 2000 block of Noah’s Ark Road close to Jonesboro just after 10 p.m. A resident heard a crash and found the little girl wandering around and bleeding.
The authorities identified the driver as Jasmine Goodridge. She was heading in an easterly direction when her car veered into the westbound lane, left the roadway, and then overturned in the woods.
Both Goodridge and her daughter were taken to hospital. The girl was rushed into surgery but Goodridge reportedly left the hospital before police could arrest her. Police said the woman admitted to drinking wine but indicated that she was okay to drive. Officers said they found a receipt inside her vehicle that showed she bought alcohol a few hours earlier.
There was no child restraint seat in the car at the time of the Clayton County car crash, according to the authorities.
As of May 20, no update was provided on the girl’s condition and police declined to say where she was.
Anyone who sees Goodridge or knows where she is has been asked to call Clayton County police.
She is expected to face several charges including serious injury by vehicle, child endangerment by DUI, DUI less safe, driving too fast for conditions, and reckless conduct. She is also expected to be charged with not using a child restraint.
If you suffered injuries in a crash caused by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to compensation. This is separate from any criminal charges the driver may face. Reach out to a Georgia car accident lawyer to find out if you have a case.