Crime

Driver who cops say slammed into SUV full of kids in south Charlotte charged with DWI

Police charged 34-year-old Jennifer Michelle Webster of Charlotte with driving while impaired and three counts of felony serious injury by vehicle in connection with a wreck in south Charlotte on Monday night.
Police charged 34-year-old Jennifer Michelle Webster of Charlotte with driving while impaired and three counts of felony serious injury by vehicle in connection with a wreck in south Charlotte on Monday night. Mecklenburg County jail

A Charlotte woman who police say slammed into an SUV full of children in south Charlotte this week has been charged with driving while impaired and three counts of felony serious injury by vehicle.

Six children were hurt when the woman's car hit the SUV they were in on South Tryon Street at Tyvola Centre Drive, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said. Three of the children remain hospitalized with serious injuries, including an 11-year-old boy with life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Police on Wednesday announced the charges against Jennifer Michelle Webster, the 34-year-old driver accused of hitting the SUV, causing it to overturn and slide to a stop. Webster is free on $60,000 bail, jail records show.

According to police, Webster turned left from Tyvola Centre Drive onto South Tryon Street and into the path of the SUV, which was northbound on South Tryon Street. The SUV ended up in the opposite lanes on South Tryon, police said.

A 10-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl in the SUV were hospitalized with serious injuries A 5-year-old boy, a 2-year-old boy and an 11-month-old girl had minor injuries, police said.

The SUV's driver had "moderate injuries," according to a CMPD news release, while Webster had minor injuries.

The wreck happened shortly before 6:30 p.m. Monday in Charlotte's Steele Creek section.

Anyone with information about the wreck is asked to call CMPD Detective R.C. Gormican at 704-432-2169







Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067; @jmarusak
  Comments