Impaired Driver Crashes, Child Injured

posted by Brad Ford -

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports that Friday at 6:18 p.m. 911 received a report about an impaired woman getting into a car with a young child in the back seat.

A Deputy spotted the car driving westbound on SW Farmington Road. The Sheriff’s Deputy tried to stop the Chevy, but the driver kept going. 

The car accelerated and sped westbound on SW Farmington Road, not stopping at red lights. For safety reasons, the Sheriff’s Deputy did not pursue the vehicle.

A few minutes later, a Sheriff’s Deputy found the Chevy that had crashed into two parked cars on SW 195th Avenue close to SW Crisp Drive. There was extensive damage to the vehicles.  

Sheriff’s Deputies found 32-year-old Christine Ray was driving the Chevy with her 20-month-old child in the back seat. Although the child was in a car seat, the car seat was not properly secured and was thrown about the car in the crash. The child received non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital trauma center.  

Ray’s blood-alcohol content was over three times the legal limit. She was arrested and lodged in the Washington County Jail.

She was charged with:

  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person

  • Third Degree Assault

  • Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII)

  • Attempt to Elude

  • Reckless Driving

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