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Deputies: Woman arrested after Bainbridge child hit by car, life-flighted to TMH

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Posted at 10:24 PM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 10:41:55-05

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WTXL) — Bainbridge Public Safety says a woman has been arrested for a DUI crash in Bainbridge that sent a 5-year-old to the hospital on Wednesday evening.

According to BPS, the child was riding a bicycle in the 1000 block of East Broughton Street when the child was hit by a car and dragged.

Around 5:39 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area where they found the child lying in the road.

BPS said officers provided aid and comfort to the child, who was alert and conscious, until EMS arrived and made preparations for Life-Flight transport to Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.

The investigation into the crash was then turned over to the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT).

According to BPS, Georgia State Patrol investigators and Bainbridge Public Safety officers spent several hours at the scene following the accident.

Eventually, GSP arrested the driver of the vehicle, 25-year-old Regzine Powell, and turned her over to Bainbridge Public Safety for booking and fingerprinting at the Decatur County Jail.

Powell has been charged with serious injury by vehicle, driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, and driving with a suspended or revoked license.

"Bainbridge Public Safety wants to thank South Georgia EMS and Georgia State Patrol for their swift response to the scene," officials wrote in a release sent Thursday morning. "BPS officers have had the child in their thoughts and prayers since the time of the accident and ask you to join them in praying for a full and complete recovery from this traumatic incident."

Officials have not released any details about the severity of the child's injuries.

This is a developing story.