FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A Forsyth County man who deputies say plowed into 6- and 9-year-old sisters and their mother's boyfriend as they waited for the school bus, was high on THC and amphetamines at the time he hit them, an incident report obtained by Channel 2 Action News says.
Forsyth County deputies have charged 19-year-old Chris Frachiseur with reckless driving, DUI and other offenses stemming from the Nov. 15 incident on Buford Highway.
According to the incident report obtained by Channel 2's Mike Petchenik, the Cumming man told investigators he had been up the night before watching "Game of Thrones" with his girlfriend, and was awake until about 3 a.m.
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"He had to get up at 6:00 a.m. for work," the report said. "Mr. Frachiseur explained that he had been dozing off on the way to work, when he opened his eyes there was a bus, and he did not know what to do, so he swerved and couldn't slow down fast enough."
The report said blood tests came back positive for THC and amphetamines in his system and that Frachiseur admitted to using the drug "Molly" the night before.
The two Haw Creek Elementary students are now out of the hospital recovering and their mother's boyfriend, Jose Arturo Cornejo-Nunez, was released from the hospital last Saturday, according to their mother.
"Three people could have lost their lives," she said last week. "Thankfully, they're OK, but can you imagine if something worse happened."
Petchenik tracked down Frachiseur's family Wednesday, including his brother, mother and girlfriend with whom he's expecting a child next spring.
They all told Petchenik Frachiseur is extremely "remorseful over what happened."
"He would have never done this intentionally," girlfriend Savana Jones said. "He really is a good person and he just made one stupid mistake and he would never do it again."
Jones said Frachiseur works at a senior assisted living facility and is hoping to train to be a chef.
"He wouldn't do anything on purpose to hurt anyone," his mother, Vickie, told Petchenik. "Every time I talk to him, he asks me if I've heard anything and that he prays for the family he wishes he could them he was sorry."
Anthony Frachiseur said he hopes this serves as a wake-up call for his younger brother.
"Really I just hope it wakes him up. This is really the first time he's had to answer for his actions," he said. "I hope he gets the best out of it and changes his life."
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