A Dandridge woman is charged with DUI and vehicular assault after three people were hurt in a three-car accident she allegedly caused last Thursday night on Highway 25/70 in Dandridge, troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol report.

Nichole Lee Barrett, 39, of 1382 West Highway 25/70, was arrested following the 10:14 p.m. accident just over 500 feet east of Bay Road, Trooper Zandra Rimer reported. She was scheduled for arraignment this morning in General Sessions Court on charges of two counts vehicular assault, DUI, possession of open alcohol container, failure to exercise due care, and failure to maintain lane of traffic.

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