On October 23, 2015, a Mt. Clemens, Michigan woman was seriously injured in a car accident. The 42-year-old woman was headed home after learning she was five weeks pregnant. The Detroit Free Press said the pregnant woman was struck twice by a drunk driver who had two prior OWI convictions on her record.
The unnamed victim was in serious condition at a local hospital after the accident. It is unknown if her fetus was harmed in the crash. The suspected drunk driver, Natasha June Watts, 26, of Fraser is being held in the Macomb County Jail on a $50,000 bond and a potential five-year felony.
Police said the victim was stopped at a red light on northbound Groesbeck at Common Road about 2:30 A.M. when the intoxicated Watts was traveling northbound on Groesbeck. Watts did not brake when coming up behind the victim's car; instead she hit the victim's car at an accelerated rate of speed. Watts' vehicle bounced off the victim's vehicle and instead of stopping, Watts began to speed up again to leave the scene of the accident, causing her to strike the victim's car again from behind, again.
After hitting the car the second time, Watts drove away from the scene. Watts' car was so badly damaged that it did not make it far from the scene of the accident before it broke down and police arrested her. She then proceeded to make a failed attempted to run from her car.
The intoxicated driver’s blood-alcohol level was 0.23, nearly three times the legal limit for an adult driver in Michigan. It only takes one drunk driver to endanger the lives of anyone else on the road.
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