An Oklahoma mother allegedly ran over her own 11-year-old son as he was trying to stop his mother from driving while under the influence.
Ashley Blizzard, 31, was allegedly under the influence of drugs when she attempted to take a ride with her toddler son on Friday, the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office said. Her “concerned” husband and 11-year-old son tried to stop her from driving away from their Foyil home. The mother didn’t comply, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by Oxygen.com.
“As a result, while the vehicle was in motion, Ashley struck the eleven year old with the driver’s side door causing him to fall to the ground,” the affidavit states. “Ashley then began yelling at the eleven year old and he attempted to grab the steering wheel.”
At some point, he got ahold of the wheel, according to the affidavit. Still, Blizzard allegedly drove forward as her son was “holding the steering wheel.” She allegedly ran over his hands in the process.
She then drove off with her other son, who is about 2, in the car, according to the affidavit.
Deputies caught up to her shortly after.
They claimed that the toddler was in the front seat of the car, not wearing any kind of child restraint. Deputies asked Blizzard to get out of her vehicle and she complied, but they claim that as she did, she was “unsteady on her feet” and had “an excited rapid speech and uncontrollable body movements.”
After agreeing to field sobriety tests, deputies determined that she was on drugs. As the toddler was removed from the front seat, deputies also allegedly “observed the child standing on a broken smoking device commonly used for smoking” meth.
Authorities said Blizzard also had a bag filled with a “crystal like substance” in her pocket, which was seized as she was being booked. Additionally, deputies realized that her license had been revoked.
Blizzard has been charged with child abuse or neglect, child endangerment while driving under the influence of drugs, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to restrain child passenger in restraint system, and operating a motor vehicle without a license.
She is being held on no bail, according to online jail records.
It’s not clear if Blizzard has a lawyer who can speak on her behalf at this time.
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