Thursday, June 19, 2014
Worried that her car’s interior would get soaked, a black woman directed six children fresh from a community pool to sit atop her vehicle’s trunk for the one-mile drive home
That decision resulted in Kisha Young’s arrest when the children fell from the Chevrolet Malibu when the 38-year-old - who was intoxicated - made a sharp turn on a residential street. Four of the six children flung from the car were injured, with a 12-year-old girl requiring hospitalization for a severe head injury. According to the Crowley Police Department, the six children range in age from 8 to 14. According to police, Young and another woman in the car were the mothers of the children, who were “allowed” to ride atop the Chevy “because their clothes were wet.” The name of Young’s passenger has not been released by investigators. Young was initially arrested for intoxication assault with a vehicle and booked into custody. She has subsequently been hit with two other felony charges, injury to child and driving while intoxicated with a child under the age of 15. During an arraignment at the Crowley Jail, Young’s bond was set at $110,000.