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Hawkins County mother accused of being on drugs in crash with unrestrained children

November 18th, 2013 7:42 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County mother accused of being on drugs in crash with unrestrained children

Khristina Aleace Woods

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County woman accused Saturday morning of crashing a truck containing her two small children while she was under the influence of drugs, later allegedly admitted to attempting to flush pills down the toilet at the jail.

Shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday, HCSO Deputy Mark Harrell was dispatched to the 300 block of Poor Valley Road, where he observed a 1993 Ford Ranger sitting in a field near the roadway.

The driver, Khristina Aleace Woods, 22, 230 Poor Valley Road, Rogersville, reportedly told Harrell she was taking her children ages 2 and 4 “to call their father” when she ran out of the roadway, through a fence, into a building, and came to a stop in a field. 

Although the children weren’t injured, there weren’t any child safety seats in the vehicle, nor were the children properly restrained at the time of the accident, Harrell stated in his report. 

Harrell said Woods’ speech was slurred, and she performed poorly on field sobriety tests.

EMS performed a blood draw on the scene, and she was charged with DUI, driving on a revoked license, two counts of violation of the child restraint law, failure to exercise due care, no insurance and registration violation.

Around 9 a.m. officers at the Hawkins County Jail were notified that there were some pills in the toilet of the inmate bathroom in the booking area. 

Cpl. Scott Williams and Sgt. Mike Falin reportedly responded to the bathroom and allegedly observed what appeared to be four pills wrapped in a clear plastic baggy. 

“Ms. Woods was the last person to use that bathroom,” Williams stated in his report. “Sgt. Falin spoke with Ms. Woods, and she stated to him that if she knew she was going to get in trouble she would have just given us the pills instead of putting them in the toilet.”

Woods was additionally charged with introduction of narcotics into a penal facility and tampering with evidence, both of which are felonies, as well as possession of Schedule IV narcotics and possession of legend drugs. 

She was being held in the Hawkins County Jail without bond pending her arraignment Monday.

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