Mom charged in alleged drunk driving crash that hurt 2 kids, she was reportedly 5 times legal limit
12:30 PM, Oct 18, 2016
4:39 PM, Oct 18, 2016
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) -
One child is in critical condition and another in serious condition after their mother was allegedly drunk driving and crashed in Highland Park.
It happened around 10 p.m. at Hamilton and Brighton on Sunday night.
According to police, their mother - Ashley Hope Blakes - crossed into oncoming traffic and she struck another vehicle head-on. The mother refused a breathalyzer test. She was taken to the hospital. Blakes was nearly 5 times the legal limit, according to authorities.
Blakes was arraigned Tuesday afternoon. She is facing felony charges in the case. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged the mother with a number of charges including; Operating a Motor Vehicle (MV) with a High BAC Causing Serious Injury, Operating a MV While Impaired , Operating a MV While Intoxicated with an Occupant less than 14, Reckless Driving Causing Serious Impairment of a Bodily Function, and Operating a MV While Intoxicated Causing Serious Injury.
Relatives released a photo of the two girls, 6-year-old Faith Hodges and 7-year-old Heaven Hodges. They were not wearing seat belts.The other driver was also taken to the hospital.
Blakes has a history of DWIs. Her most recent was in Livonia just last year.
Bond was set at $75,000 cash surety. If she posts bond, she will have to wear a alcohol and GPS tether.