Killeen: woman who had 4-5 drinks before crash that injured kids indicted
Shaunda Jenae Walker, 33, of Killeen, who, according to an arrest affidavit, had “slurred speech, glassy eyes and was unstable as she was walking” after an accident that injured the three children in the car with her, was named in indictments Wednesday charging driving while intoxicated with a child under 15 and reckless injury to a child.
Walker was arrested on Jan. 25, her 33rd birthday, following a rollover crash in Killeen.
She remains jailed in lieu of bonds totaling $140,000.
Walker, according to the affidavit, “confessed she had drunk four to five vodka drinks and was driving home at the time of the crash.”
A 10-year-old girl and two 3-year-old twins were in the car with her at the time of the accident, all of whom suffered scrapes and cuts, the affidavit said.
They and Walker were taken to a local hospital.
Doctors had to remove glass from the face of the 10-year-old, who also has glass in her orbital socket and a broken right arm as a result of the crash, the affidavit said.
Walker, the affidavit says, failed a field sobriety test and was arrested.
During a search of her purse, an officer found “a small baggie of white powdery substance in the suspect’s wallet,” which tested positive for cocaine.
Walker told police that her car was struck from behind, but no damage was found to the rear of her vehicle “consistent with being struck from behind,” the affidavit said.