A mother is in jail after she allegedly drove home from a neighborhood pool with six children riding on top of her car because she didn’t want their wet swimsuits to ruin her upholstery.
Kisha Young, 39, of Crowley, Texas was arrested after having the children – four of which were hers and two of which were a friend’s – ride on the roof and the trunk of her Chevy Malibu for the short ride back home after swimming at the local pool, reports CBS DFW.
Witnesses in the neighborhood were astonished to see Young driving with the kids – ages eight to 14 – on the outside of the vehicle, and were even more shocked when four of the children were flung from the car after Young took a sharp turn. As the children laid injured in the street, Young kept on driving, apparently unaware that the kids had fallen off the vehicle.
When Young finally circled back and realized the children were injured and needed medical attention. The most seriously injured child had to be taken by Careflight to a hospital in Fort Worth and remains hospitalized with a serious head injury.
Crowley police said Young failed a field sobriety test at the scene. She was arrested on suspicion of intoxication assault, a third-degree felony.
Additional charges are expected to be sought against Young and the 31-year-old mother of the other children involved, who was a passenger in the front seat, said officer C.C. Meadows, a spokeswoman with the Crowley Police Department.