CONYERS — A Conyers man was injured when his girlfriend drove off in her SUV, dragging him down the street and causing him to strike another vehicle parked on the side of the road.
Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Timothy Kutsch received a call around 7:30 p.m. Monday that a hit and run accident had occurred on Grimes Street. The deputy then learned that another deputy had located the suspect, Reeba Glass, 28, at her home at 1509 Eastmont Drive.
When Kutsch arrived at Eastmont Drive, he heard her say that she had been drinking and was involved in the hit and run accident, so he administered a series of sobriety tests.
Her field blood alcohol test indicated a level of .099 and she was taken to the Rockdale County Jail.
Later that evening, Kutsch met with the victim of the hit and run at his om on Grimes Street. The 32-year-old man said he and Glass had been arguing earlier that day. He was standing outside Glass’ Ford Explorer and had his arm stuck in the passenger’s side window.
“(The victim) stated that Ms. Glass would not roll the window down far enough to let him get his arm free,” Kutsch reported. “(He) stated that Ms. Glass then drove the vehicle down the street with him hanging onto the right side of the vehicle. (The victim) stated that Ms. Glass then struck a parked vehicle, causing him to strike the vehicle as well.”
The victim was transported by National EMS to Rockdale Medical Center for treatment of a broken finger and possible broken leg.
Glass was charged with DUI, reckless driving, hit and run and aggravated assault.
In other news, a Covington man has been arrested for speeding through a school zone with a significant amount of marijuana.
Kenneth Ricardo Garcia, 27, of 55 Aspen Drive, was stopped Monday around 3 p.m. along Brown Bridge Road in Covington for speeding. When conducting the traffic stop, the deputy smelled what she believed to be raw marijuana, said Newton County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Michael Cunningham.
The deputy called for a K-9 deputy, who confirmed her suspicion, he said.
A search of the vehicle turned up sufficient amount of marijuana to charge Garcia with felony possession of marijuana; possession, manufacture, distribution of a controlled substance; possession, manufacture, distribution of drugs within 1,000 feet of a school, license to be carried and exhibited on demand and speeding in a school zone.