Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    6:14 PM

GasBuddy News Article

48
votes
Drunk woman was on the phone talking in overturned car

GasBuddy Blog -- You can't make this stuff up. The facts are sometimes more bizarre than any fiction story Stephen King might conceive.

Earlier this month in Athens,GA Kristin Simmons, a 20-year old Georgia resident, wasn't driving very well. It was 8:40 pm on Nov. 7th when she was driving on the Georgia-10 Loop approaching the Oconee St. exit ramp.

She flipped her 1997 Honda Accord on a curve in the road and was upside down in the vehicle, according to passersby, and the police report from the Athens-Clark County Sheriff's Office. They told police that incredibly, she was still on the phone.

According to Hilda Sorrow from the sheriff's office, she was charged with under-age drinking; driving under the influence; failure...


Read the Full Article

Submitted Nov 20, 2012 By: PD
Category: GasBuddy Official Blog > Topics Add to favorite topics   Post new topicPost New Topic
Author Topic: Drunk woman was on the phone talking in overturned car Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
danmckdude
Rookie Author Detroit

Posts:50
Points:317,080
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 10:51:15 AM

pretty crazy story, but she could have started the phone call after the car overturned.
kuma2000
Champion Author Honolulu

Posts:4,884
Points:1,002,125
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2012 3:23:56 AM

people like her will never get it
appleNY
Champion Author Long Island

Posts:1,428
Points:157,095
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:21:29 PM

Hopefully she will get help. I did 24 years sober thank you God.
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:21,410
Points:1,937,840
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:04:12 AM

hopefully gonna cost her even more.
vortecpowr
Rookie Author Michigan

Posts:45
Points:103,040
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 8:00:26 PM

Expensive lesson for her to learn.
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:21,410
Points:1,937,840
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 8:26:29 AM

hope she never gets her license back. With so much lack of consideration for the lives of other people, she should have to walk everywhere to contemplate why she's walking. Of course, she'll probably be on the phone yacking, walking in front of a car, whose driver will then be charged w/ vehicular manslaughter. Sigh.
1006
Champion Author Birmingham

Posts:1,125
Points:1,583,190
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 8:22:35 AM

good one - unbelievable
Soglaos
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:3,895
Points:1,043,940
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 4:26:46 PM

Interesting
TXHemi450
Rookie Author Dallas

Posts:1
Points:270
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 3:51:32 PM

I'm hoping that a the law is passed for ticketing drivers that text . Also calling without a bluetooth option enabled.
ciimike
Champion Author Nevada

Posts:4,720
Points:1,178,355
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 11:44:49 AM

Amazing how important talking on the phone is.
99church
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:3,438
Points:682,440
Joined:Oct 2011
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 11:42:16 AM

Old news but still Stupid is as Stupid does
tidalwave3
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:2,078
Points:1,766,405
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 11:24:06 AM

It goes to show how bizarre people have become :(
MrLuigi
Champion Author Massachusetts

Posts:6,411
Points:1,293,440
Joined:Jun 2005
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 11:10:20 AM

old news, heard it all before......NEXT!
firechief
Champion Author New York

Posts:4,139
Points:2,335,355
Joined:Mar 2004
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 11:04:19 AM

What else is new
gasjockey70124
Rookie Author New Orleans

Posts:53
Points:584,685
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 11:02:48 AM

She ouht to be used as the poster child of a do not text or drink while driving.
tomok
Champion Author Portland

Posts:39,856
Points:2,673,485
Joined:Aug 2006
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 11:01:01 AM

Drunk woman was on the phone talking in overturned car and it will happen again with somebody else. Distracted driving, Drunk driving, etc., etc., etc., it's all the same – somebody's gonna' get hurt or dead. Upside down cell phone driving blond will get you nowhere fast.
'I keep pushing the gas pedal but the car doesn't go!'
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
q2
Champion Author Alberta

Posts:3,682
Points:703,340
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 11:00:02 AM

old news
HuoXingC
All-Star Author Oakland

Posts:904
Points:129,780
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:59:52 AM

It takes only one woman to perpetuate the "women can't drive" stereotype. Way to make us all look bad!
GasholeMI
Champion Author Lansing

Posts:11,638
Points:2,019,615
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:59:36 AM

You can not protect people from themselves sometimes.
fenster66
Champion Author Pittsburgh

Posts:4,998
Points:1,000,840
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:59:04 AM

she better stay sober or there might not be a next time...
INBwana
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:9,572
Points:1,023,860
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:58:57 AM


Why the day old news still being posted by GasBuddy?
Toppers
Champion Author Atlanta

Posts:10,634
Points:2,797,100
Joined:Mar 2005
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:58:43 AM

Glad I live on the other side of ATL
geezrtek
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:3,554
Points:642,845
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:57:56 AM

Yesterdays non news
techque
Champion Author St. Louis

Posts:10,193
Points:2,643,815
Joined:Apr 2005
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:56:44 AM

dumb yesterday, dumber today. rooting for Darwin here.
HEBster
Champion Author Kentucky

Posts:10,395
Points:2,695,030
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:56:26 AM

Just amazing!
Rageagainsttm
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:9,853
Points:2,219,430
Joined:Jul 2007
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:55:53 AM

She's probably talking to her Lawyer now.
VB_Richard
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:3,288
Points:679,270
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:55:24 AM

Once she started talking, she couldn't stop!!
F81M
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:3,133
Points:1,110,900
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:54:35 AM

Is she still talking?

[Edited by: F81M at 11/21/2012 10:56:19 AM EST]
MalibuGordie
Champion Author California

Posts:5,847
Points:1,699,640
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:54:29 AM

The epitome of stupid.
95Vette
Champion Author Missouri

Posts:3,569
Points:932,405
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:53:55 AM

I am with HenryeOH.. and on the road with me, while I am riding my motorcycle. I am always on the look out..
Rageagainsttm
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:9,853
Points:2,219,430
Joined:Jul 2007
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:53:52 AM

I think she has real issues
donny47
Champion Author New Hampshire

Posts:4,072
Points:1,265,640
Joined:Feb 2009
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:52:38 AM

leader of tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
gbs1
Champion Author Minnesota

Posts:3,646
Points:1,070,575
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:50:32 AM

Another instance of a young driver doing what she should not be doing. In this case, driving drunk and talking on the phone while driving. At least she wasn't texting.
unclenorman
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:2,532
Points:453,720
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:50:20 AM

Maybe the blood rushing to her head woke her up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
henryeOH
Champion Author Akron

Posts:2,420
Points:134,860
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:50:11 AM

And they are on the road right nest to you.
LoadToad
Champion Author San Diego

Posts:1,364
Points:1,298,045
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:49:52 AM

Maybe she should just drink and walk....
jrtrivedi
Rookie Author Georgia

Posts:79
Points:80,135
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:49:49 AM

she may call for help
bell05
Champion Author Atlanta

Posts:18,521
Points:2,202,710
Joined:Jun 2005
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:48:20 AM

The real scare is that they walk among us.
njerald
Champion Author Seattle

Posts:9,411
Points:1,936,700
Joined:Oct 2007
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:48:19 AM

Idiots........
dlzastera
Champion Author Minnesota

Posts:6,101
Points:1,341,720
Joined:Mar 2006
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:45:14 AM

Cell phones kill.
adhunt
Veteran Author Chattanooga

Posts:410
Points:1,240,750
Joined:Apr 2007
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:44:44 AM

Stupid is as stupid does
Chinto12
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:1,124
Points:489,285
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:44:27 AM

Great another one off the road.
peanutsMN
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:3,078
Points:671,560
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:43:54 AM

Old
Der_Meister
All-Star Author Salt Lake City

Posts:801
Points:63,785
Joined:Nov 2010
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:43:02 AM

yesterday's story

Stupid people do stupid things!!
grandmacbc
Champion Author Buffalo

Posts:8,131
Points:1,732,015
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:42:29 AM

it takes all kinds
braves89
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:9,278
Points:1,957,185
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:42:00 AM

yesterday's story
BigDenOH
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:3,344
Points:786,125
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:41:00 AM

Old
Don20
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:11,326
Points:2,946,990
Joined:Mar 2005
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:37:23 AM

Drunk woman was on the phone talking in overturned car..

OLD news....
Rhino8of8
Champion Author Wisconsin

Posts:2,394
Points:678,345
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:35:39 AM

There are people out there who think they can multitask well. Anyone "can" multitask, but you only have so much to work with at the start. The more things tried to be done at the same time, the less there is for each item 'getting' done.

I personally think keeping a ton of metal and plastic undamaged, and keeping it from damaging other things, should take considerable amount of that 'total available' attention.
DimitrisIL
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:1,988
Points:729,140
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:34:17 AM

Woman, drunk, and talking on the phone. Deadly combination.

Post a reply Back to Topics