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Warrants issued for woman involved in I-20 rollover crash

CONYERS — Warrants for DUI and drug possession have been issued for the woman believed to have caused the May 16 three-car wreck on Interstate 20.

The wreck occurred around 6:30 last Friday morning in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20.

Sierra Nicole Bailey was driving a white Pontiac Grand Prix in the fast lane of travel when she moved into the middle lane to attempt to pass a slower driver. The car in front of Bailey then began to brake, so Bailey changed back to the fast lane of travel to avoid rear-ending that car, according to the incident report filed by the Conyers Police Department.

At that point, the back end of her car began to fishtail, she lost control and then barrel rolled two or three times, hitting the median wall.

Officers arriving at the scene reported smelling the odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside Bailey’s car. After being treated at the scene by EMS, officers spoke with Bailey. She denied smoking any marijuana, but reportedly told officers she had been drinking and was on her way home from Club Opera in Atlanta. She also said that she had not slept for almost 24 hours, the incident report states.

Authorities found a previously smoked marijuana cigar in Bailey’s purse, some marijuana seeds in the front-seat passenger floorboard and an empty beer can on the floorboard as well.

Bailey was transported to Atlanta Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. The Conyers Police Department stated Thursday that warrants had been secured for Bailey, who according to the authorities resides at 2624 Evans Mill Road in Lithonia, for the offenses of traveling too fast for conditions, driving under the influence less safe from alcohol and drugs combined and possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce.