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Charges filed in Hinesville wreck, officer scuffle
Rochelle Hodge

Charges ranging from traffic violations to theft and destruction of government property have been filed against two women involved in a traffic accident in Hinesville Sunday night.

Hinesville police traffic accident investigator Cpl. Les Patton said Quincy Andrews, 36, was riding a motorcycle westbound on E.G. Miles Parkway at 8:46 p.m. when Rochelle Hodge, 37, who was driving east with her daughter, Tea Morgan, 18, attempted to make a left turn into the parking lot of McDonald’s.

When the vehicles collided, Andrews’ motorcycle slid partially under the 2005 Lincoln Town Car, and his legs were injured.
Hodge and Morgan left the vehicle and ran onto McDowell Road, where they were later found hiding in a backyard, police said.

Morgan got into a scuffle with Hinesville police Officer Dennis Poulsen, who had to physically restrain her, according to police.

Hinesville police Sgt. Mike Gosseck said Hodge was placed in the back of a patrol vehicle, where she kicked out a window. She was taken to the Liberty County Jail.

Gosseck said officers discovered what appeared to be a felony amount of marijuana in Hodge’s purse.

A search of the vehicle, which belonged to a family member of Hodge’s, led to the recovery of a handgun that had been reported stolen, Patton said.

Hodge was charged with felony hit and run, felony serious injury by motor vehicle, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, theft by receiving stolen property (firearm), criminal interference with government property (breaking out the patrol vehicle window), DUI (refused test), driving with a suspended license and failure to yield right-of-way. Her bond was set at $30,000.

Morgan was charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor and obstruction. She posted bond.

Andrews was taken to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, where his condition was not immediately available.

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