PONTIAC (WWJ) – A 24-year-old woman has been charged with drunken driving in an accident that left a 3-year-old girl clinging to life, and three others hospitalized, over the weekend.
Oakland County Sheriff’s officials said Ieshia Barnes of Pontiac had a blood alcohol level of nearly two-times the legal limit when she ran a red light at Woodward Ave. and South Blvd. Saturday night, crashing into a van.READ MORE: Striking Kellogg's Workers Receiving 3% Raises In New Contract
According to witnesses, Barnes flew through the signal in her Chevy Blazer, made a quick left turn, and t-boned a Pontiac Montana with a 23-year-old woman, her 16-year-old brother, her 3-year-old daughter, and her 2-year-old nephew inside.
Upon impact, officials said, the Blazer was pushed back into another vehicle.READ MORE: 87% Of Michigan's COVID ICU Patients Unvaccinated, Hospital Association Says
The 3-year-old girl, reported to be in “very grave condition” Monday morning,was on life support at Beaumont Hospital, while her mother was last reported in serious condition.
The 2-year-old and 16-year-old boys were last reported in critical condition.
Barnes was also hurt, but not critically, police said.MORE NEWS: Democrats Renew Push For Gun-Control Legislation After Oxford High School Shooting
She was arraigned Monday in 50th District Court on three counts of operating while intoxicated causing serious injury, a 5-year felony. Bond was set at $500,000 cash/surety, no 10 percent.