JOY WILSON charged with FELONY hit & run & DUI

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#1 Dec 24, 2009

DULUTH, Ga.-- Gwinnett County police have arrested a woman they believed caused a bus carrying developmentally disabled adults to overturn in the northbound lanes of Interstate 85 just north of Pleasant Hill Road.

Joy Christine Wilson, 32, of Lawrenceville was arrested by the Gwinnett Police Department Wednesday afternoon and charged her with Felony Hit and Run and Driving Under the Influence (DUI).

Police said that she was driving the black Honda that hit the back of the bus shortly before noon on Wednesday, causing it to skid across several lanes and flip on its side. The wreck left three passengers with life-threatening injuries, nine with serious injuries and two with minor injuries. At least two of the injured passengers were ejected from the bus. All were transported to area hospitals.

Police said the driver stopped after the accident, but left before police arrived. Witnesses later told police that the Honda believed to be driven by Wilson was seen navigating erratically, weaving in and out of traffic before the accident.

The wreck shutdown the northbound lanes on the interstate causing traffic to backup for several hours causing delays into the start of Wednesday's rush hour traffic.

The small bus was operated by Just People Inc., which spokeswoman Kelly Salyers said was transporting the passengers, all developmentally disabled adults, to an art class in Houschton, Georgia.

Wilson is currently being held in the Gwinnett County Jail without bond. Her car was also impounded. Police are expected to file additional charges as their investigation continues.

(The Associated Press Contributed to this article)
write her a letter

Buffalo, NY

#2 Jan 29, 2010
To contact Joy she can receive letters addressed to: Joy Wilson - 96007997 2900 University Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30045

Lilburn, GA

#3 Jun 27, 2012
She is now rotting in prison where she belongs. Luckily her wealthy friends couldn't get her out of this one.

Lilburn, GA

#4 Jun 27, 2012
and by friends I mean sugar daddies
just me

United States

#5 Sep 23, 2012
She is a great person and made a mistake and is very sorry for it free joy Wilson

Dacula, GA

#6 Nov 18, 2012
Joy is an amazing person, why be so rude. She didn't mean too and she was scared im sure. For the people who ran their mouths and didn't even know her should eff off, you don't know her story...

Snellville, GA

#7 May 1, 2013
does anyone know how to write joy in prison? i cant find it anywhere online
Allison loves joy

Snellville, GA

#8 May 1, 2013
or the website for alto??

Covington, GA

#9 Aug 26, 2013
I was in jail in the same room with her Joy she told wut happened the day and she really mean to do it she feel sorry for wut happened and shes glad nobody dies cause by the accident its not fear that ppl keep talking bout her like that she make a mistake and shes paying for her error u are not God to judge her or punish her with out knowing wut really happened that day

Lilburn, GA

#10 Dec 29, 2013
Unfortunately, I did know her. 20 years isn't long enough.

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