A carload of underaged drinkers swerved off the road, over-corrected and struck a tree before flipping onto the roof and sliding running into a fence in the 2600 block of Harris Street just before 3 a.m., Friday morning.
Gainesville Police Captain Steve Fleming said when officers arrived, they found the 2006 black Kia on its roof. The occupants had already left the scene, taken to North Texas Medical Center by a parent of one of the occupants.
“The officer did observe several opened beer bottles inside the vehicle,” Fleming said.
The driver, Malorie Diane Bean, 19, of Sadler was treated at the hospital, he said and was charged with DWI at large.
“There were four uninjured occupants of the vehicle. One of those identified Bean as the driver,” Fleming said.
He said two of the people who had been riding in the car told officers at the hospital that the group had been consuming alcohol prior to the accident.
According to a GPD crash report, factors in the accident include driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to control speed and faulty evasive action — sometimes called “over-correcting.”
Another officer made contact with the property owner and advised him of the damages, Fleming said.
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