Apparently, the woman was not only intoxicated on alcohol, but also on “Fetanyl and Xanax” at the time of the incident. This is a common charge when someone is driving after consuming de-habilitating substances, such as the listed Xanax.
North Carolinians often forget, but a DWI (driving while impaired) charge is not limited to only alcohol. In fact, the whole reason that North Carolina addresses this charge as a DWI and not the common “DUI,” such as in South Carolina, is because the charge encompasses both alcohol and drugs.
In the case at hand, the woman was driving her 8-year-old daughter when she lost control of her Nissan Sentra and ran off the right side of the NC highway last Wednesday night.
After the car spun around twice in a complete circle, she eventually crashed into a tree, seriously injuring her daughter. The roof of the car was concaved, and the daughter suffered serious head injuries.
This is not the first time that the 29-year-old has been investigated by social services, nor is it her first arrest.
She was ultimately charge with a DWI and a DWLR (driving while license revoked), while her daughter is now is in a stable condition.