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Tunnel Hill woman arrested on DUI child endangerment charge after leaving scene of crash while drunk

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, on July 2nd, 2020, at approximately 9:07 PM, Officer O'Neal was dispatched to assist on a vehicle hit and run crash at North Tibbs Road and Shugart Road. The officer arrived on scene and met with Officer Avila, who was investigating the crash. He told Officer O'Neal a great witness to the crash followed the car to a residence on Tibbs Terrance and saw a female subject and a female juvenile get out of the vehicle and go into the residence. Officer Avila asked Officer O'Neal to go to that address. The officer arrived at the address and observed the vehicle involved in the driveway. The front driver side of the gray 2009 Toyota Camry sustained heavy damage in the crash. A female at the address told the officer her daughter in law, Jacquelyn Cox, 34 of Tunnel Hill was inside with her young daughter, and they both were pretty worked up. As Cox came out of the house, she was staggering and swaying back and forth. As Cox approached the officer, he observed her having very glossy red eyes. Officer O'Neal could smell a strong odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from her person and breath. Cox's speech was very slurred, and she was very loud with her responses with the officer. She was not able to keep balance. Cox said she was having a very bad day and had been arguing with her husband, who she wants to divorce. When asked if she had anything to drink, she stated she had two beers about an hour prior. She admitted to having her daughter in the vehicle. Cox was arrest for not remaining on the scene of the crash, failure to maintain lane, suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, and child endangerment while DUI of alcohol. She agreed to take a breath test by saying, "Yes, sir." Cox was transported to the Whitfield County Jail to perform the breath test. Officer Hughes arrived at the jail to operate the test. He used the Intoxilyzer 9000 serial number. She started the first test, but because of her not being able to control her breathing, the test was inconclusive. After a twenty-minute wait period, she performed a second test at This test provided two samples with a result of the first sample of a blood alcohol content of .262 and the second sample with a result of .272 blood alcohol content. Cox was charged with DUI, DUI child endangerment, leaving the scene of a crash, and failure to maintain lane,