I’m here, but wasn’t driving
An officer responding to a report of an accident on Highway 316 near Argonne Road in Winder, arrived on scene and made contact with a female sitting in the passenger seat of the wrecked vehicle. When the tag result came back, the officer had the name of the owner of the vehicle and it was the woman who was there.
The officer asked for her driver’s license and the woman replied “I wasn’t driving.” The woman stated that her sister had been driving. When asked where her sister was, the woman said “she got picked up by someone to go get help.”
The officer asked for the woman’s license again and she said all she had was an identification card. Asking again where her sister was, the officer received a different answer when the woman said her sister was on her way to the scene providing her car didn’t overheat.
Asked to elaborate, the woman said her sister was on her way back in her vehicle, which has been known to overheat. Asked where her sister would have gotten her car from, the woman said from her house in Lawrenceville.
At this point, the officer decided the woman was not being truthful since the accident had only occurred 15 minutes earlier. The officer asked the woman to contact her sister, but no one would answer the number she was calling.
The officer placed the woman under arrest for driving with a suspended license and driving too fast for conditions. She was transported to BCDC and turned over to staff on duty. Her car was towed.