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Drunk woman was on the phone talking in overturned car

GasBuddy Blog -- You can't make this stuff up. The facts are sometimes more bizarre than any fiction story Stephen King might conceive.

Earlier this month in Athens,GA Kristin Simmons, a 20-year old Georgia resident, wasn't driving very well. It was 8:40 pm on Nov. 7th when she was driving on the Georgia-10 Loop approaching the Oconee St. exit ramp.

She flipped her 1997 Honda Accord on a curve in the road and was upside down in the vehicle, according to passersby, and the police report from the Athens-Clark County Sheriff's Office. They told police that incredibly, she was still on the phone.

According to Hilda Sorrow from the sheriff's office, she was charged with under-age drinking; driving under the influence; failure...


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danmckdude
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:51:15 AM

pretty crazy story, but she could have started the phone call after the car overturned.
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2012 2:23:56 AM

people like her will never get it
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:21:29 PM

Hopefully she will get help. I did 24 years sober thank you God.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:04:12 AM

hopefully gonna cost her even more.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 7:00:26 PM

Expensive lesson for her to learn.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 7:26:29 AM

hope she never gets her license back. With so much lack of consideration for the lives of other people, she should have to walk everywhere to contemplate why she's walking. Of course, she'll probably be on the phone yacking, walking in front of a car, whose driver will then be charged w/ vehicular manslaughter. Sigh.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 7:22:35 AM

good one - unbelievable
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 3:26:46 PM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 2:51:32 PM

I'm hoping that a the law is passed for ticketing drivers that text . Also calling without a bluetooth option enabled.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:44:49 AM

Amazing how important talking on the phone is.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:42:16 AM

Old news but still Stupid is as Stupid does
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:24:06 AM

It goes to show how bizarre people have become :(
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:10:20 AM

old news, heard it all before......NEXT!
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:04:19 AM

What else is new
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:02:48 AM

She ouht to be used as the poster child of a do not text or drink while driving.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:01:01 AM

Drunk woman was on the phone talking in overturned car and it will happen again with somebody else. Distracted driving, Drunk driving, etc., etc., etc., it's all the same – somebody's gonna' get hurt or dead. Upside down cell phone driving blond will get you nowhere fast.
'I keep pushing the gas pedal but the car doesn't go!'
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:00:02 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:59:52 AM

It takes only one woman to perpetuate the "women can't drive" stereotype. Way to make us all look bad!
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You can not protect people from themselves sometimes.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:59:04 AM

she better stay sober or there might not be a next time...
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:58:57 AM


Why the day old news still being posted by GasBuddy?
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Glad I live on the other side of ATL
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Yesterdays non news
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dumb yesterday, dumber today. rooting for Darwin here.
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Just amazing!
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:55:53 AM

She's probably talking to her Lawyer now.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:55:24 AM

Once she started talking, she couldn't stop!!
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:54:35 AM

Is she still talking?

[Edited by: F81M at 11/21/2012 10:56:19 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:54:29 AM

The epitome of stupid.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:53:55 AM

I am with HenryeOH.. and on the road with me, while I am riding my motorcycle. I am always on the look out..
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I think she has real issues
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leader of tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:50:32 AM

Another instance of a young driver doing what she should not be doing. In this case, driving drunk and talking on the phone while driving. At least she wasn't texting.
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Maybe the blood rushing to her head woke her up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:50:11 AM

And they are on the road right nest to you.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:49:52 AM

Maybe she should just drink and walk....
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she may call for help
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Idiots........
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Cell phones kill.
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Stupid is as stupid does
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:44:27 AM

Great another one off the road.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:43:54 AM

Old
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yesterday's story

Stupid people do stupid things!!
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it takes all kinds
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yesterday's story
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Old
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:37:23 AM

Drunk woman was on the phone talking in overturned car..

OLD news....
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:35:39 AM

There are people out there who think they can multitask well. Anyone "can" multitask, but you only have so much to work with at the start. The more things tried to be done at the same time, the less there is for each item 'getting' done.

I personally think keeping a ton of metal and plastic undamaged, and keeping it from damaging other things, should take considerable amount of that 'total available' attention.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:34:17 AM

Woman, drunk, and talking on the phone. Deadly combination.

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Wow...
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