A DUI suspect accused of driving around in a car full of empty beer bottles faces several charges after police said she struck a pedestrian and then left the scene.
Mitzi Natalia Diaz of Smyrna faces counts of DUI, open container, serious injury by vehicle, hit-and-run, driving without insurance and obstruction, according to a Cobb County police arrest warrant.
The incident took place overnight last Thursday near County Services Parkway and Valor Drive, police said. Diaz was driving a Chevrolet Malibu as a Modelo beer sat open in her cup holder, according to her warrant.
In the backseat was a 24-pack of Modelo with 23 empty bottles, the warrant said. There was also allegedly a 12-pack of Corona containing three empty bottles.
Diaz is accused of hitting a pedestrian and driving away, leaving the person with several broken bones. According to police, she drove the car about a quarter-mile away from the scene before stopping in the middle of the road.
Police found the woman soon after. According to her warrant, Diaz admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day and having two beers. She refused to allow officers to search her vehicle, leading to the obstruction charge, according to police.
As of Tuesday night, Diaz had not been booked into the Cobb County jail, and the status of her custody is unclear. AJC.com has reached out to the sheriff’s office to see where she is being held.
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