Marietta teen charged after passenger falls out window and sent to ICU

A Marietta woman was taken to the intensive care unit at a local hospital after she fell out of the window of a car driven by a 17-year-old girl police said was driving under the influence of alcohol. 

Abigail Cook faces a DUI charge and remains in the Cobb County Detention Center on a $27,000 bond in the early Thursday morning incident, according to jail records. 

About 2 a.m., Cook was driving a silver 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe northbound on Johnson Ferry Road toward Sewell Mill Road when her passenger, Alyssa Prindle, rolled down her window and hung out of it, Cobb County police Officer Sarah O’Hara said in a statement. 

Police said Prindle, 18, was yelling and screaming before she fell out of the window and struck the pavement. 

Prindle suffered serious injuries and was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where she was admitted to the intensive care unit, O’Hara said. 

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Cook, who is from Marietta, faces charges of reckless driving, serious injury by vehicle (felony), underage possession of alcohol, possession of false identification and violation of class D driver’s license hour restrictions.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cobb County police at 770-499-3987.

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