Police: Drunken mother who crashed in Detroit with kids in car has multiple prior alcohol incidents
2 children seriously injured in head-on crash into tree
DETROIT – A 35-year-old woman who crashed into a tree while driving under the influence of alcohol, seriously injuring her two children, has multiple prior incidents involving alcohol and driving on her record, police said.
Officials said the woman was speeding on Chene Street in her 2002 Ford Taurus when she lost control around 8:35 p.m. near Prince Hall Drive and crashed head-on into a tree.
A 12-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy were injured. The girl was taken to Children's Hospital in critical condition, and the boy was taken to Children's Hospital in stable condition.
"It appears to be a vehicle accident, and the mom was driving with two kids in the car," said Detroit police Sgt. Thomas Denmark. "Both kids have been sent to Children's Hospital with serious injuries."
The woman was taken into custody and driven to the hospital.
Her driving record shows a long history of speed- and alcohol-related incidents. Here's a look at her driving history:
Oct. 18, 2007: No proof of insurance; speeding -- 45 mph in a 30 mph zone
Oct. 24, 2007: Operating while impaired by liquor
June 10, 2011: License suspension
Oct. 18, 2013: Suspension terminated -- allowed person to drive in violation of vehicle code
April 14, 2015: Speeding -- 85 mph in a 35 mph zone; Openi intoxicants in vehicle/driver
Nov. 23, 2016: License suspension
June 2, 2017: Suspension terminated -- open intoxicants in vehicle/driver
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