Cleveland Woman Faces Felony Charges After Wreck That Injured Her and Son


CLEVELAND, Ga. – A Cleveland woman faces felony charges today after a single-vehicle accident on Helen Highway injured her and sent her 6-year-old son to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in critical condition Sunday.

According to Corporal Spencer Munger of the Georgia Highway Patrol Post 6 in Gainesville, Elizabeth Tooley, 35, of Cleveland failed to maintain the lane on Ga. Hwy. 75 near Pine Hill Drive and traveled off the right shoulder of the roadway in her 2015 Ford Focus. She over corrected, then reentered the roadway and traveled into the northbound lanes, striking a curb. Her vehicle then traveled down an embankment approximately 239 feet and struck a tree head-on.

Tooley was not restrained. She suffered what was reported to be non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Tooley’s son who was in the rear seat on the passenger side and was improperly restrained and not in a child restraint of any kind, was airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Tooley faces charges of DUI, DUI child endangerment, and serious injury by motor vehicle, a felony.

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