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UPDATE: Drunk Mother Crashed Car With Children Inside Police say

By rlsmetro on
Newark

Police in Newark are reporting the arrest of Ms. Sonya Harrison, 43, of Newark, after she crashed a vehicle into a building today.

According to police, shortly before 1:15 a.m., members of the Newark Police and Fire divisions responded to 895 Frelinghuysen Avenue on a call of a motor vehicle collision with injuries.

Firefighters removed an 8-year-old girl from the rear of the vehicle. The child was injured with fractures to both legs and to her pelvis.

According to police, a 13-year-old boy, who suffered a wrist injury, was also removed from the vehicle.

Firefighters also removed the driver, Sonya Harrison, who was injured with facial fractures.

Each victim was transported to University Hospital for treatment. Harrison and the girl are reportedly in serious condition.

The boy was treated and released.

Harrison, who is the mother of the injured children, faces charges of driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of children.

Police say Harrison was also issued summonses for driving without a seat beat and other motor vehicle violations.

These charges are merely accusations.

This suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

DWI