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Mom jailed after 4 kids fall off roof of car, drunk driving suspected
A Texas woman who didn’t want six children to ride inside her car with wet bathing suits is facing charges of intoxication assault after four of them were injured – one seriously.
According to Cowley Police Department, Kisha Young, 39, asked the kids aged between eight and 14 to ride on the trunk and hood of her Chevrolet Malibu for the one-minute journey home after a playdate at the Creekside Community Pool.
Witnesses who saw the unusual sight said that the children were flung from the car at a tight corner and Young kept on driving – apparently unaware that her passengers had come off the vehicle.
Young, the 38-year-old driver and mother to some of the children, was arrested on suspicion of intoxication assault, a third-degree felony.
Additional charges are expected to be sought against Young and the 31-year-old mother of the other children involved, who was a passenger in the front seat, said officer C.C. Meadows, a spokeswoman with the Crowley Police Department.
Crews were dispatched to the 400 block of Angler Drive in the suburb of Crowley in Fort Worth around 8.30 pm.
‘Officers were advised that the driver and passenger of the vehicle mothers of the children allowed the children to ride outside the vehicle because their clothes were wet,’ police the department stated in a news release to The Star Telegram.
Spokeswoman C.C. Meadows, said that the investigation is trying to determine exactly what caused the children to come off the car, but they suspect alcohol and driver error.
Young was taken into custody after failing a breathalyzer test on the spot – however, they are waiting for the results of her blood tests.
Three of the children were taken to Cook Children’s Medical Center.
A 12-year-old girl with a severe head injury – who is Young’s daughter – was taken to a Fort Worth Hospital by helicopter.