Pregnant Woman Critically Injured in Rear-End Collision in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee
SODDY-DAISY, TN – According to an online news report at newschannel9.com, the Soddy-Daisy Police Department report that a pregnant woman sustained critical injuries following a rear-end collision on Highway 27. The accident occurred over this past weekend.*
Per the police report, a woman and a man sustained injuries and requested EMS. The woman indicated to emergency personnel that she was 17 weeks pregnant and that she was experiencing pain in her abdomen. Both the man and woman were transported to a local hospital. Their conditions remain unknown at this time. They have not yet been identified to the public.
The driver of the vehicle that hit the couple, a female, was showing signs of intoxication. When questioned by police, she was slurring her speech and was very slow in responding. She failed the field sobriety test. At the police station, she underwent a breathalyzer test and was found to have a BAC of 0.174, which is over two times the legal limit. Police also collected a blood sample which was sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for testing. They found drug paraphernalia in her vehicle. She noted that she used to vape THC.
As a result of the accident, the woman is facing two charges of vehicular assault, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, and DUI 1stoffense.
According to the Soddy-Daisy Police, a 25-year-old woman has been charged with a DUI following an accident where she rear-ended another driver. The woman agreed to a breathalyzer test over the weekend where she was found to have over twice the legal limit. Officers also drew blood, the results of which are currently pending.
A pregnant woman and the man that were hit by the drunk driver sustained injuries but have since been released from the hospital.
"Alcohol and speed were the two main factors tonight," said the captain of the Soddy-Daisy Police Department.
As a result of the accident, both the northern and southern lanes of the roadway were closed while emergency personnel and law enforcement worked the scene.
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