Drunk driver with no license leaves NW Florida woman in serious condition

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By staff report

A drunk driver facing multiple charges caused an accident that has left a Northwest Florida woman hospitalized in serious condition.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol press release, 21-year-old Wilson R. Vasquez Lopez of Marianna caused the crash that occurred at 8 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of State Road 71 and Poole Lane in Jackson County.

In the release, FHP noted that Lopez, driving a 2004 Ford Explorer, went through a stop sign onto S.R. 71 and collided with the right front and side of a 2007 Kia Spectra driven by 36-year-old Shantel Barkley of Marianna.

Barkley was treated and released for minor injuries at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. A passenger, 35-year-old Carrie Barnes of Greenwood, remains hospitalized for serious injuries suffered in the crash.

Lopez, who was not injured, faces a host of charges including DUI, DUI with property damage, DUI causing serious bodily injury, no valid driver’s license and a violation of right of way.

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