The man accused of critically injuring a 19-year-old while driving drunk was released from the Athens-Clarke County jail Monday.
William Wilson Heaton, 22, of Bartow County, must now wear an ankle monitor after posting $50,000 bond. Heaton faces several charges for allegedly hitting Emily Bowman on Feb. 16 as she walked with friends, according to police.
Heaton, of Rydal, did not stop after hitting Bowman, but his pickup truck was located at a nearby apartment complex, authorities said. He turned himself into police last week and faces six charges, including felony hit-and-run, DUI and serious injury by motor vehicle.
Bowman, of Woodstock, faced life-threatening injuries, but continues to recover, according to her family and doctors. She underwent emergency brain surgery to have a portion of her skull removed within hours of being hit and remained in a coma until last week.
Pending approval from the Atlanta City Council, Atlanta officials could sell the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center as early as this summer, interim Chief Operating Officer Michael Geisler said Tuesday.