According to Pennsylvania police, a pregnant woman had three times the legal limit for blood alcohol in a February crash, killing her 11-year-old son.
Police announced details on Thursday February 23 Crash at Mannheim Township Announced 22 accusations against Jennifer Johnson, 35.
According to police, Johnson traveled with his son and was driving up to 69 mph in the 25 mph zone at the time of the crash.
While driving the bridge to Lancaster, Johnson entered the wrong lane, barely avoided two vehicles, and then attacked another vehicle head-on. Two of the other vehicles suffered serious life-threatening injuries, including “organ damage and multiple fractures.”
“Because of this speed, Johnson’s car couldn’t negotiate a curve on the roadway, which caused her to lose control and hit another car head-on,” police said.
Johnson’s 11-year-old son was not wearing a seatbelt and died a few hours later at a local hospital. According to police, Johnson wasn’t wearing a seatbelt either.
According to police, Johnson knew he was pregnant at the time of the crash. According to police, her blood alcohol level is 0.262, more than three times the legal limit of 0.08.
“Johnson’s actions were a direct result of the child’s death,” police said.
Johnson was driving with a license that was suspended due to a previous conviction of drunk driving.
She was charged with the following charges on Wednesday:
▪ ▪ Exacerbation of assault on the fetal
▪ ▪ Murder by a vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol
▪ ▪ Exacerbation of assault by a vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol
▪ ▪ Murder by vehicle
▪ ▪ Exacerbation of vehicle assault
▪ ▪ Accident (3 counts) injured without having an appropriate license
▪ ▪ Endanger children’s welfare
▪ ▪ Drunk driving, general disabilities
▪ ▪ Drunk driving, the highest drinking rate
▪ ▪ Recklessly endanger others (4 counts)
▪ ▪ Drunk driving, drunk driving related
▪ ▪ Restraint system (seat belt, 2 counts)
▪ ▪ Reckless driving
▪ ▪ Drive the vehicle at a safe speed
▪ ▪ Driving in a single lane
▪ ▪ Drive on the right side of the road
According to a news release, Johnson was arrested and released after processing.