Grandmother arrested for driving under the influence of meth after crash

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KNOX COUNTY, Indiana (Feb. 1, 2014) — Just before 9 a.m. Saturday morning, State Police were called to a single vehicle crash on US 41 south of State Road 241 in Knox County, which injured two adults and two children.

Brandy Parker, 40 of Vincennes was driving her Chevrolet southbound on U.S. 41 when she drove off the edge of the roadway into the median.

She tried to get her car back onto the roadway and over-corrected causing her vehicle to skid across both lanes and off the west side of the road and struck a highway sign and an embankment.

Parker and her boyfriend, Hurley Manning, 40, of Vincennes were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes and were treated for minor injuries and released.

Parker’s three and four year-old granddaughters were in the back seat, buckled in with only a lap belt instead of a child safety seat.

Both children sustained minor cuts to their face and were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes where they were treated and released.

While investigating the crash, a State Police trooper noticed Parker was impaired.

After further investigation she revealed she was under the influence of methamphetamine.

Parker was arrested and taken to the Knox County jail where she was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while suspended and child restraint violations.  She is being held on a $5,000 bond.

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