Woman faces DUI, other charges in crash that injured 6 kids

MARTINEZ, Ga. (AP) — Bond has been set for a Georgia woman accused of driving while intoxicated and causing a crash that seriously injured six children.

The Augusta Chronicle reports 46-year-old Tara McConnell is being held on $47,600 bond for six counts of serious injury by vehicle and 16 additional traffic charges. The charges will be passed to a grand jury.

McConnell is accused of failing to yield to oncoming traffic June 5. All six children were unrestrained. The crash left one child paralyzed and another with a traumatic brain injury.

At Tuesday’s preliminary hearing, Columbia County sheriff’s deputy Scott Curry says McConnell told him she had one glass of wine earlier, but a blood test at the scene registered her blood alcohol content at 0.394.

It’s unclear if McConnell has a lawyer.

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