POSTED: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 3:17pm
UPDATED: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 3:22pm
LUFKIN — An Lufkin Police officer responded to the intersection of S John Redditt Dr and W Frank Ave. in reference to a motor vehicle accident.
According to the report, a silver, 2005 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Amy Jane Cox rear-ended a blue, 2010 Toyota Celica driven by Robert Long of Sante Fe, New Mexico.
Long went by private vehicle to Woodland Heights Hospital with "possible injury".
When the officer arrived, he found an off-duty Texas DPS Trooper holding a one-year-old child. The child was a passenger in the accident and the daughter of the driver, 34-year-old Amy Jane Cox.
The Trooper informed the officer that Cox told him that she had taken Vicodin earlier that date for pain caused by a medical condition, and Cox told the officer that she consumed one Vicodin pill.
The officer noted that Cox was extremely emotional, continuously crying and sobbing, incoherently speaking, and was unsteady on her feet.
A witness stated that a few minutes before the accident he observed Cox stumbling around the parking lot of a convenience store located at 1004 S. John Redditt Dr.
The witness did not witness the accident but came upon it shortly afterward and stayed to inform law enforcement of Cox's actions in the parking lot.
Cox failed roadside sobriety tests and was arrested for suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated.
Due to Cox having a child passenger under the age of 15 in the vehicle at the time of the offense, a mandatory blood specimen was taken at Memorial Hospital prior to her being booked into Angelina County Jail for "Driving While Intoxicated with Child Under 15 years of age".
Officers were unable to locate family for the female infant, so Child Protective Services took her into custody.
Information from Lufkin Police