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)