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Marietta crash leads to woman being charged with DUI 


After being involved in a Saturday car crash in Marietta, Michaela Hudson of Stockbridge faces several charges, including driving under the influence. 

According to Marietta Police arrest records, Hudson, 24, was charged with serious injury by vehicle, a felony, in addition to three misdemeanors — DUI, following too closely and driving too fast for conditions, according to jail records. Her actions resulted in another driver being transported to the hospital.

The crash occurred around 8:25 a.m. Saturday. According to the Police Department, Hudson, who was driving a 2020 Hyundai Elantra, was traveling “at a high rate of speed. Police said she rear-ended a 2016 Chevrolet driven by a 62-year-old Austell man. 

The Chevrolet Impala was traveling northbound on Cobb Parkway, when he was struck from behind. The crash, which occurred just north of Frey’s Gin Road, caused his car to “violently spin out of control and leave the roadway,” said police.

Hudson was uninjured and declined medical treatment while the driver of the Chevrolet was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital with serious injuries, police said. 

After being arrested and booked into the Cobb County jail, Hudson was released Sunday morning on a $9,500 bond, per jail records.

The accident investigation is ongoing. Police ask that anyone with information to please contact MPD Investigator Gunkle at 770-794-5357.


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