LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Police have arrested a woman who they say was driving under the influence when she was involved in a crash with her two children were inside, due to intoxication.
Tessa Priddy, 33, was arrested Saturday evening on Cane Run Road, near Rockaway Drive, after she was involved in a crash with another vehicle, according to police records. Priddy admitted to authorities that she had two children, a 6-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy, in the car at the time of the crash. Police were informed that neither of the children were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
Police say Priddy's car had come to rest halfway against a median in the road and halfway in a lane of oncoming traffic as a result of the crash. Priddy reportedly told officers that she had consumed alcohol earlier that day.
Priddy allegedly had multiple open beer bottles in the car and a blood alcohol content of .303. Police allege that Priddy also smelled strongly of alcohol.
Police say the children had been picked up by a relative from the scene of the accident before they arrived so EMS workers went to where the children's grandmother had taken them so they could be examined. Following the examination, they were transported to Kosair Children's Hospital.
Priddy faces multiple charges including DUI, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle, wanton endangerment, endangering the welfare of a minor, and failure to maintain insurance.
She's being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on a $5,000 cash bond.
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