Elizabeth Anne Potts
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Atlanta woman accused of driving drunk, hitting vehicle head-on in Cobb

An Atlanta woman faces several charges after allegedly driving while drunk, hitting a vehicle head-on in Cobb County and then kicking a deputy at the jail, authorities said.

Elizabeth Anne Potts, 46, faces five charges after the incident Thursday night, according to her arrest warrant. The wreck happened on Pine Mountain Road near Signal Ridge Chase when Potts allegedly drove her 2012 Ford Edge west in an eastbound lane, hitting another vehicle head-on about 10:15 p.m.

It’s unclear whether anyone in the other vehicle was injured during the incident.

An officer reportedly smelled alcohol when speaking to Potts at the scene, writing that her eyes were bloodshot and glassy, according to the warrant. She also allegedly slurred her speech and refused a breathalyzer test.

She denied being under the influence of alcohol at first but later admitted having had two or three drinks, the warrant said. An open box of Truly Hard Seltzer was inside her vehicle, and police allegedly found a mostly empty can in the grass beside her car.

When being booked into the Cobb jail, she “became argumentative” and kicked a deputy in the leg, the warrant said. 

She faces charges of DUI, simple battery, open container, driving with suspended registration and driving on the wrong side of the road, jail records show. She was released from jail the next day on a $9,020 bond.

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