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Woman faces charges for 2021 Lothian crash that police say seriously injured grandchildren – Baltimore Sun

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Almost a year after her car slid off the road and struck a tree, a Harwood woman was charged last week with multiple drunken driving and misdemeanor offenses for a crash that Anne Arundel County Police said seriously injured her two grandchildren.

Ellen Benjy Jones, 56, is charged with six counts of causing a life-threatening injury by driving under the influence, according to court records. She is also charged with several other traffic offenses related to the incident. Prosecutors filed the charges July 20.

Jones and her grandchildren were injured in a July 27, 2021 crash on Southern Maryland Boulevardin the area of Talbot Road in Lothian. Police said Jones was operating a 1996 Honda Accord that began sliding sideways, striking a utility pole and a tree at about 7:40 p.m.

The crash ejected a 5-year-old boy from the vehicle, and fire crews extricated both Jones and an 8-year-old girl from the vehicle, according to police. The children were taken to Children’s National Hospital in Washington, the boy with serious injuries and the girl with serious injuries, police said. Jones was transported to University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center, also with serious injuries.

A spokesperson for the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office declined to state the children’s current condition because they are juveniles.

In addition to the misdemeanor offenses, Jones was charged last week with reckless driving and two counts each of driving under the influence while transporting a minor and driving while impaired while transporting a minor. She did not have an attorney listed in court records, and was scheduled for an initial appearance in Anne Arundel Circuit Court on Aug. 8.



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