A 37 year old woman charged as the result of a traffic accident over two years ago on Snow Hill appeared in DeKalb County Criminal Court Monday, July 22.
Judge Leon Burns, Jr. presided.
Andrea Kelly Jones pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular assault and faces a four year sentence in each case to run concurrently with each other. A sentencing hearing will be held October 4 to determine if Jones must serve any jail time or be granted probation during the four year term. Jones is to be given jail credit of thirty days.
Jones was one of three people injured in that two car crash Friday night, July 1, 2011 on Highway 70 at Snow Hill.
Central Dispatch received the call at 11:00 p.m.
Trooper Jimmy Tisdale of the Tennessee Highway Patrol told WJLE that Jones was east on Highway 70 in a 2000 Chevy Malibu when she drove off the right shoulder of the road, overcorrected to the left and came across the highway into the westbound lane where she struck an oncoming 2003 Ford Taurus, driven by 22 year old Bradley Reddick of Flowery Branch, Georgia. Both Jones, Reddick, and a passenger of Reddick's car, 22 year old Jessica Ford of Knoxville were taken by DeKalb EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital.
Trooper Tisdale was assisted in the investigation by THP Lieutenant Randy Maynard and Trooper Mark Jones. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department and the Main Station of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department were also on the scene.