Crime

Child hurt in DUI-suspected crash into a house

A Pasco mom suspected of drunk driving was arrested after crashing into a Pasco house with her 2-year-old in the car.
A Pasco mom suspected of drunk driving was arrested after crashing into a Pasco house with her 2-year-old in the car. Pasco Police Department

A woman is accused of sending a young family member to the hospital after losing control of her SUV and plowing into a Pasco house.

Pasco police claim Amy E. Staats, 30, of Pasco, was drunk or high behind the wheel of a GMC Yukon when she crashed at 3:45 p.m. Monday.

The SUV slammed into a house at Grant Drive near the intersection with Jefferson Drive, police said.

A passenger, identified as a 7-year-old relative, was treated at a local hospital, and released to a relative.

No one was in the house at the time.

Staats was arrested on suspicion of DUI and reckless endangerment, police said.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to indicate the young victim was not the driver’s toddler, as originally reported by the Pasco Police Department. The police department has updated its Facebook post on the incident.

Cameron Probert: 509-582-1402; Twitter: @cameroncprobert
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