Saturday, August 1, 2015

Mom on Xanax charged after wrecking car with tot in tow

Delaware State Police say an Elsmere, Del., woman was high on Xanax - and had a sizeable stash of additional doses of the downer in her car - when she crashed into a telephone pole in Wilmington, injuring her 6-year-old daughter.

Mom on Xanax charged after wrecking car with tot in tow

0 comments
Samantha Etsy, arrested in DUI
Samantha Etsy, arrested in DUI

Delaware State Police say an Elsmere, Del., woman was drugged out on Xanax - and had a sizeable stash of additional doses of the downer in her car - when she crashed into a telephone pole in Wilmington, injuring her 6-year-old daughter.

Samantha Etsy, 23, was charged with vehicular assault, child endangerment, driving under the influence, careless driving and related offenses after she wrecked her 1993 Chrysler Concorde on Kirkwood Highway near Central Avenue about 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the state police. Etsy was driving east when her car began to drift; she overcorrected and swerved off the road into the utility pole. Police found 28 doses of Xanax in the car.

Her daughter was treated at the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children for unspecified injuries. The child wasn't in a child safety-seat, so Etsy also was charged for that offense. Etsy, who was uninjured in the wreck, was arraigned at the Court of Common Pleas in Wilmington and released on $2,501 bail, according to the state police.

0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

Philly Confidential, which covers crime in Philadelphia and the suburbs, is written by Daily News staffers Dana DiFilippo, Stephanie Farr and Vinny Vella.

E-mail tips to DiFilippo at difilid@phillynews.com and follow her on Twitter here.

E-mail tips to Farr at farrs@phillynews.com and follow her on Twitter here.

E-mail tips to Vella at vellav@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter here.

The Philly Confidential team
Also on Philly.com
letter icon Newsletter
Topics: