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Wendell mom charged with DWI, child abuse following Cary crash

Posted October 10, 2019 9:32 a.m. EDT
Updated October 10, 2019 9:42 a.m. EDT

Jasmine Nicole Jones, 26, of Magnolia Street, was charged with intentional child abuse inflicting serious physical injury, misdemeanor child abuse and driving while impaired.

— A Wendell woman was arrested in Cary on Wednesday on multiple child abuse charges after she drove while impaired, injuring her three children, according to an arrest warrant.

Jasmine Nicole Jones, 26, of Magnolia Street, was charged with intentional child abuse inflicting serious physical injury, misdemeanor child abuse and driving while impaired. According to an arrest warrant, the Oct. 9 car crash on SE Maynard Road near Sloane Drive injured Jones' three children, ages 2, 7 and 8.

The boy, age 8, suffered life-threatening injuries, according to the warrant, including a "laceration down to the skull" on the back of his head.

A 7-year-old girl suffered "bruising to the waist and abrasions to the head," and the toddler suffered abrasions and lacerations to the head, the warrant states.

According to the warrant, Jones was arrested by Cary police and was being held on a $200,000 bond. A court date was scheduled for Thursday.

Jones had a "strong odor of alcohol, glassy eyes and slurred speech," according to the arresting officer's notes. A witness told police Jones was speeding over 60 mph and collidied into the back of another car.

In July, Jones was charged with communicating threats after she threatened to kill a family over a text message, according to a warrant dated July 22.

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