UPDATE | Driver involved in DUI crash arrested and charged for DUI drugs and other violations

Published: Jun. 30, 2018 at 9:49 PM EDT
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Saturday, June 30, 2018

UPDATE | Georgia State Patrol tells News 12 NBC 26 the driver who hit three children on an off-road vehicle was driving too fast for conditions and was arrested and charged for several charges including a DUI of Drugs.

GSP said 29-year-old Amanda Holsomback was traveling north on Boll Weevil Road approaching a left curve. State Patrol said Holsomback rounded the curve just as a group of three children in a Polaris off-road vehicle were turning around in a driveway.

GSP said the Chevy drove onto a graded dirt embankment and simultaneously struck the Polaris in the right rear as it was turning around on the property near the driveway. After impact, the Chevy rotated and rolled over once landing on its top.

Investigators said the Polaris also rolled over at least one time and landed on its wheels upright.

Three kids, two 12-year-old's and one 9-year-old, were inured in this crash. The Burke County Sheriff's Office said they are in stable condition with cuts and bruises. Deputies said the young girl involved in the crash has a broken elbow.

News 12 NBC 26 spoke to the family of the three kids earlier today. The family tells us the kids are expected to be okay and should be back home later today.

Holsomback was arrested and charged for failure to maintain lane, a seatbelt violation, driving while unlicensed and driving too fast for conditions. Holsomback is also faced a DUI of Drugs charge.

BURKE COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Three children are in the hospital after a crash on Boll Weevil Road in Burke County.

Burke County Deputies, Burke County EMA, and Georgia State Patrol responded to Boll Weevil Road, a dirt road within Burke County, at 8:15 P.M. this evening.

The driver, Amanda Holsomback, of Burke County was driving her 2004 Chevrolet Blazer when deputies say she lost control and struck a 4-Wheeler with 3 children riding on it.

Deputies say a 13-year-old-male, a 12-year-old male, and a 9-year-old female were all injured in the crash. All three children were transported to AUMC via Burke County EMA.

One child is in critical condition and the other two are in serious condition.

Due to the seriousness of the crash, BCSO has asked the Georgia State Patrol to conduct the investigation.

Holsomback has been charged with driving too fast for conditions, driving while unlicensed, and DUI. News 12 NBC 26 will keep you updated on this story.