NC grandmother charged with DWI in crash that injured family

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A grandmother was charged with driving while impaired after officials said she flipped her car and injured multiple family members in Charlotte.

WSOC-TV reported that Shannette Renito Strickland, 43, was charged after authorities said the crash injured the suspect, her pregnant daughter and three grandchildren.

Troopers said the suspect was driving southbound on I-85 when she swerved and her vehicle overturned at Freedom Drive about 9 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities said everyone in the car was hospitalized including a 2-year-old in a car seat who was ejected from the vehicle.

One patient sustained life-threatening injuries, two more sustained potentially life-threatening injuries and another two sustained non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

It remains uncertain which victim received which injury. The patients were reportedly taken to Carolinas Medical Center Main.

State highway patrol officials said the suspect was given a citation with a mandatory court date after being released from the hospital.

She was also charged with child abuse and reckless endangerment. Specific details on her alleged impairment were not released.

Source: WSOC-TV