A Rome woman, Mandy Michelle Coast, 33, was booked into the Floyd County Jail this week after state troopers said she caused a wreck that sent several children to a local hospital after hitting a school bus head on.
Reports said that Coast was driving under the influence at the time of the wreck. Troopers added that Coast’ two children were also passe
Coast is charged with two counts endangering the life of a child by DUI, DUI and failure to maintain lane.
Seven students from the Model district were taken to a local hospital by an ambulance and nine others by family members after a school bus was hit head-on around 3:30 Wednesday. Reports said that the bus was struck by Mandy Coast, 33 of Rome, who was driving north on Calhoun Road near the Northridge Stop and Stop.
The road was closed for over an hour while GSP troopers along with Floyd County Police investigated.
Reports said that the passenger vehicle was traveling north when the driver, as of now only identified as a female, overcorrected and struck the southbound bus head-on.
Troopers said that two children in the passenger car was also transported to the hospital. Officials said that Coast suffered numerous broken bones in the wreck.
Coast is charged with DUI drugs, failure to maintain lane, and two counts endangering a child while DUI