Drunk driving arrest for child injury

BELLMEAD, TX - A 33-year-old woman is facing multiple charges in connection with what police are calling a drunk driving crash that resulted in injuries to her own daughter.

Shannon Thorpe also known as Shannon Zuniga was booked into the McLennan County Jail early Wednesday morning following the crash in Bellmead late Tuesday night.

Bellmead police spokesman Kory Martin says officers were called to a motor vehicle collision at Bellmead Drive and Wiggins Road at 10:09 p.m. Tuesday 

On arrival, they found two damaged vehicles and Thorpe standing outside one of the cars.

Inside one car they found an 11-year-old female passenger that the officer said appeared to have a head injury.

Though the child's mother said she was fine, the officer called for an ambulance to check her out and she was taken to the hospital.

The officer said that Thorpe showed signs of being intoxicated and was transported to the McLennan County Jail and was determined to have a blood alcohol level of 0.207,  well above the legal limit of 0.08.

The was booked in on a charge of intoxication assault,  then later in the morning Bellmead police filed an addition charge of DWI with a child passenger under the age of 15.


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