ATWOOD — A Bourbon woman was recently arrested on 10 criminal charges after driving under the influence and wrecking her vehicle, resulting in injuries to two of her children.
Ashlee Nicole Moore, 32, 420 E. Center St. Apartment 8B, Bourbon, is charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in serious injury, a level 3 felony; neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury and causing serious bodily injury while operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in the body, both level 5 felonies; two counts of neglect of a dependent and four counts of operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in the body with a minor passenger in the vehicle, all level 6 felonies; and driving while suspended prior, a class A misdemeanor.
On June 27, a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a two-vehicle accident involving injuries at the US 30 and CR 800W intersection, near Atwood.
According to court documents, Moore said she did not know traffic was flowing in both directions in the westbound lanes of US 30 due to ongoing construction at the time. Moore failed to yield the right-of-way to an eastbound truck, resulting in the truck hitting Moore’s vehicle on the driver’s side.
Through further investigation, officers learned prior to the accident, one of Moore’s children was seated in the center of the vehicle’s back seat between two children who were each restrained in a child safety seat. The child in the backseat’s center was not wearing a seatbelt and not in a car booster seat. The child suffered a depressed skull fracture in the accident.
Another one of Moore’s children was in the front passenger seat and was also not wearing a seatbelt. This child sustained a head injury.
Moore consented to a blood draw due to the severity of the injuries. She allegedly told a KCSO deputy she had smoked a lot of marijuana in Michigan over the previous two days. The results of Moore’s certified blood test showed Moore had marijuana metabolites in her blood at the time of the accident.
Moore’s driving privileges in Indiana are suspended prior, with a suspension expiration date of Jan. 27, 2024. She also said she was driving without car insurance.
For this case, Moore was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Oct. 30, with a $20,250 surety and cash bond.