NWGA Scanner | October 13th, 2022

Crandall woman charged with DUI after wild single-vehicle crash in Fort Oglethorpe

According to a Fort Oglethorpe Police Department incident report, on February 18th, 2022, at 9:23 PM, Officer Kent Wong responded to Cloud Springs Road near Beavers Road in reference to a single-vehicle crash with injuries. Officer Wong reported, “When [I] made contact with the driver Linda Rose Jackson, 34, of Crandall, she was being evaluated by EMS. [I] immediately noticed watery, bloodshot eyes, which [I] initially attributed to her crying. Jackson seemed distraught and disoriented. She also complained of a back injury. Jackson stated that she became distracted while driving due to her phone dropping to the floor. As a result of reaching down, her vehicle left the roadway and entered a ditch. In the process of this, the vehicle struck the concrete entrance to Motor City Auto Sales and went completely airborne. Jackson’s vehicle flipped repeatedly and came to a rest in the ditch facing the dealership’s vehicles for sale. While talking to Jackson, [I] noticed more prominently that she was slurring her speech. Jackson did admit to me that she had consumed alcohol prior to driving.” Jackson showed a BAC of .117 on Sgt Tucker’s PBT. Jackson refused the state test and was confirmed to have a suspended license. The owner of River Valley Automotive showed officers CCTV video of the crash and confirmed that four vehicles sustained damage. At the time, he was unable to obtain estimates for the costs of damage. Officer Wong took out warrants against Jackson through Fort Oglethorpe Municipal Court. On September 24th, 2022, Officer Barnes transported Jackson to the Catoosa County Jail from the Murray County Jail. Jackson was served with warrants for the charge of DUI .08 grams or over, driving while license suspended/revoked, and reckless driving.