The Oconee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the circumstances that led up to a 15-year-old girl's treatment for alcohol ingestion this week at Athens Regional Medical Center.
The girl's mother told deputies she picked up her daughter Tuesday around 5 p.m. from a friend's trailer located in Pinewood Estates South mobile home park on Epps Bridge Road, according to an incident report. The girl and her mother also live in the park.
The mother said her daughter seemed fine, but on the way to purchase school supplies, the girl "began vomiting, convulsed, and then passed out." The mother said it was at that time that she smelled alcohol and rushed her daughter to Athens Regional Medical Center for treatment.
A deputy met with the girl's parents at the hospital and spoke with the girl "who appeared to be intoxicated and emotional." The girl was unable to provide information about who she had been with and where she had become consumed the alcohol, the deputy noted in the report. The deputy made plans to speak with the girl and obtain her written statement on Friday after she "had time to sober up."
The deputy, however, was able to gather some information from the mother about individuals who may have provided the alcohol, and attempts have been made to contact them.
The report notes the incident remains under investigation and charges may be pending.