A Manchester woman was arrested Sunday (Oct. 8) after a single-vehicle crash that left an 11-year-old and a 3-year-old injured.
Susan Marie Mowery, 31, of 16th Model Rd, was charged with driving under the influence, two counts of reckless endangerment and two counts of vehicular assault and is being held on a bond $62,500.
According to a warrant obtained by Coffee County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Shaun Greene, deputies responded to 16th Model Road to reports of a single-vehicle accident that allegedly ejected a child, age 11, from the vehicle.
Upon arrival, deputies saw a severely damaged vehicle and two children injured — the 11-year-old and another child, aged 3. Emergency medical services arrived and took the 11-year-old into an ambulance. According to the warrant, Mowery refused to listen to medical personnel, and officers asked her to leave the back of the ambulance.
Deputies allegedly noticed “a strong odor of intoxicant on her person,” and Mowery admitted to having had some alcohol. The officers then administered six field sobriety tests, all of which Mowery did poorly on, the department said in the report.
After Mowery consented, she was taken to Unity Medical Center for blood tests with results pending. The two children were transported to area hospitals for treatment.