DOCUMENT: Stupid, Crime

Texas Mom Jailed After Kids Tumble From Atop Car

Cops: Woman picked up six from community pool

Kid On Car

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Kids Ride On Car

JUNE 19--Worried that her car’s interior would get soaked, a Texas woman directed six children fresh from a community pool to sit atop her vehicle’s trunk for the one-mile drive home Tuesday evening.

That decision resulted in Kisha Young’s arrest when the children fell from the Chevrolet Malibu around 8:30 PM when the 38-year-old--who was allegedly intoxicated--made a sharp turn on a residential street in Crowley, a city 15 miles south of Fort Worth.

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 cops, 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, see in the above mug shot, 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 this morning at the Crowley Jail, Young’s bond was set at $110,000. According to police, “No charges have been filed against any other person at this time.” (2 pages)