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POLICE: Toddler taken to Kosair Children's Hospital with head injuries after DUI crash

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Robyn L. Smith (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Robyn L. Smith (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a woman after she was involved in a DUI crash that injured her granddaughter.

According to an arrest report, it happened on Dixie Highway just after 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30.

Police say officers were called to the scene of an injury crash involving one vehicle. When they arrived, they allegedly found 43-year-old Robyn L. Smith squatting beside her green Dodge Caravan, holding a female toddler. Police say Smith would not respond to the officer and had to be told to let go of the girl so she could be checked for injuries.

Smith raised her head, but her eyes were bloodshot, watery, her pupils were dilated, and she had a blank gaze, according to the arrest report.

"When she stood, she nearly fell over and could not walk without help," the arrest report stated.

Police say they could detect a "very strong" odor of alcohol on her breath, but she denied drinking anything. She refused to submit to field sobriety tests, however, according to the report. Officers allegedly found an open bottle of whiskey on the floorboard of her car.

Smith refused treatment by EMS, and was crying continuously, police say.

Witnesses on the scene allegedly told police that they had been following her, and that she had been weaving across all lanes of Dixie Highway -- including into opposing lanes of traffic -- before driving into the median crash cushion.

The toddler, whom Smith said was her granddaughter, suffered visible head injuries and was transported to Kosair Children's Hospital, police say. The child's current condition is not known.

Smith was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second degree assault and second degree criminal abuse of a child under 12.

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