A state trooper said it’s very fortunate that no one was seriously injured when an allegedly drunk LaGrange woman went three miles on I-75 going the wrong way before striking a Warner Robins woman at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Georgia state trooper Joshua Staff said Nikki Germany, 38, of LaGrange, was heading north in her Dodge Charger in the southbound lane of I-75 until she struck a Ford Escape driven by Amy Gorton, 42, of Warner Robins. Germany was bleeding from the head and Monroe County EMS took her to Navicent Health in Macon for treatment. The accident happened at mile marker 196, just south of the High Falls Road exit.
Sheriff Brad Freeman said that Germany entered I-75 south going north at the Johnstonville Road exit and continued for three miles before the collision. The report said she recorded a .18 blood alcohol content, well above the .08 legal limit. Along with DUI, Staff cited her for reckless driving and driving on the wrong side of the road.
The report said Germany’s eyes were glassy and bloodshot and she did not realize what she had done. She told Staff she had drunk two Corona beers at Club 81 in McDonough. Gorton and her passenger, Sharon Matsie, were not injured.
The accident happened almost exactly three years after David Fryar of Forsyth entered I-75 also going north in the southbound lane before causing a head-on wreck that killed himself and a mother and her 7-year-old daughter. That accident happened on May 28, 2016, also near mile marker 195, after Fryer entered the southbound lane going north at the main Forsyth exit at Lee Street.