Driver That Could Face Child Endangerment Charges Identified

  • 12/7/2018 2:29:55 PM
  • Joe Lyons
  • Local News

ASHLAND, OH - Details on a single-vehicle crash that took place on December 5th in Ashland are emerging, and it appears the accident may turn into OVI charges, drug charges, and even child endangerment charges.

At 3:54 PM on the afternoon of December 5th, a 911 caller told dispatchers that a female who appeared extremely drunk was getting gas at the Minit Mart on Route 250 near I-71. Little did the caller know, there was a baby in the back seat of the vehicle.

Marcia King, 32, of Medina, Ohio was the driver, of the 2015 Chevy, suspected of being severely intoxicated.

According to the caller, King had nearly wrecked her silver SUV pulling into the gas station, fell down several times on her way inside, and appeared to have wet herself. The caller witnessed King get back into her vehicle and leave the gas station, driving on the wrong side of the road. The caller followed the SUV to County Road 1600, where it crashed into a ditch. It wasn't until the caller got out to check on the woman that they realized there was a baby in the back seat, and the infant had not been strapped in.

The child is now in custody of child protective services, and a court hearing is scheduled for Friday to decide the best course of action regarding the child. OVI charges and drug-related charges may soon follow.

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