Crime

Aflac vice president faces DUI charge and more

Gladys Williams, Aflac vice president of training, has been accused of of driving under the influence, striking another vehicle in the process and immediately leaving the scene afterwards, police said in a report.

Williams was arrested at the intersection of Veteran Parkway and W. Britt David Road Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. She was charged with driving under the influence, failure to maintain lane, failure to exhibit license, failure to obey traffic control device, leaving the scene of an accident and striking a fixed object, officers said in a report.

The Aflac employee was issued bonds totaling $1,375, which were forfeited in Recorder's Court Wednesday morning. The case was bound over to State Court.

Witnesses of the incident say Williams was in a silver Hyundai swerving and weaving at the intersection of Veterans Parkway and Whitesville Road. Shortly after, residents notified police about the incident, officials said in a report.

When officer arrived in the area at about 9:35 p.m., they found a GMC Jimmy that appeared to have been involved in a crash. They later learned that the silver Hyundai Williams was allegedly seen driving crashed into the GMC Jimmy and fled the scene, heading northbound on Veterans Parkway, police said.

Columbus officials located the Hyundai near the intersection of Veterans Parkway and W. Britt David Road with moderate damage to the front of the vehicle, reports show. The vehicle was reportedly facing northbound in Veterans Parkway southbound lanes, and it appeared to have traveled over the median and struck a traffic sign before coming to a stop, according to police records.

Officers said they heard Williams slurring her words and noticed that she couldn't walk without assistance, reports show.

She refused to take a standardized field sobriety test at the scene of the crash, Columbus officials said.

Williams was transported to the Muscogee County Jail, where police administered an Intoximeter on the suspect and she registered a .224 the first reading and a .227 the second, reports indicated.

The offender was driven to the Midtown Medical Center, but refused treatment and was sent back to the Muscogee County Jail.

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