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Warrant sheds light on DUI case of Cobb teen who fell from SUV

Note: This story has been updated to remove information provided by the manager of Prindle’s GoFundMe campaign.

Alyssa Prindle just graduated Pope High School and had plans of going to Georgia Southern University.

Now, she’s in a medically induced coma after falling out the window of a moving SUV early July 5, and her friend faces a charge of driving drunk.

Abigail Cook, 17, bonded out of Cobb County jail in cash later that day for $27,720, jail records show. Both of the teens are from Marietta.

Cook faces a felony charge of seriously injuring someone using a vehicle and misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence, having a fake ID and giving alcohol to minors.

The person who posted Cook’s bond did not immediately return a phone message Monday.


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Mugshot of Abigail Cook (Cobb County Sheriff's Office)

GoFundMe campaign to cover the 18-year-old’s medical expenses has been started.

As of Monday afternoon, nearly 200 people had donated more than $5,800.

According to a Cobb police warrant, Cook was driving a 2001 Hyundai Sante Fe on Johnson Ferry Road near Sewell Mill Road about 2 a.m.


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Prindle was hanging out the left rear window “yelling and screaming” when she fell out and hit the pavement, police previously said.

The warrant said Cook was reckless for letting Prindle do so.

Investigators wrote that Cook “admitted to consuming alcohol earlier in the day and smelled of an alcoholic beverage.”

Officers took blood samples to check her blood-alcohol level, the warrant said. Officer Sarah O’Hara, Cobb police spokeswoman, said Monday that test results have not come back from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Cops found a fake Tennessee driver’s license with her photo and the name “Abigail Elise Ranke” on it, according to the warrant.


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Police also said that Cook got a bottle of raspberry vodka for a group of fellow underage people. Cops didn’t say if she used the fake ID to buy it, and an investigative report with further details isn’t yet available, O’Hara said Monday.


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