Drugs a factor in crash that injured two children
POSTED: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 12:18pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 1:58pm
BURKE, LA (NBC33) — A crash yesterday afternoon outside of West Baton Rouge Parish sent two small children to the hospital. State Police believe the driver who caused the crash may have been impaired by drugs.
The accident happened just after 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10 on Bueche Road, north of LA 620. An investigation revealed that Shannon Taylor, 30, of Bueche was driving around a right hand curve when she crossed the center line. That’s when she hit a truck being driven by Alfred Banks, 65, of New Roads.
Taylor had two children, ages 7 and 8, in her vehicle at the time of the crash. They were both taken to a hospital in Baton Rouge. Burke was also taken to the hospital, but his injuries were not life-threatening.
Troopers charged Taylor with 2nd offense DWI, vehicular negligent injuring (3 counts), and careless operation of a vehicle. She will be booked into West Baton Rouge Parish Prison upon her release from the hospital.
Troopers suspect drug impairment to have played a factor in the crash. Currently, Troopers have charged Taylor with 2nd offense DWI, vehicular negligent injuring (3 counts), and careless operation. She will be booked into West Baton Rouge Parish Prison upon her release from the hospital.
Penalties for DWI are enhanced when children are placed in danger as well. Please help the fight against impaired driving by making good decisions and by reporting impaired drivers to Louisiana State Police by dialing *LSP (*577) from a cellular phone.