Police: Grandma driving while on meth with grandkids in back seat

VINCENNES, Ind. - Two young children were injured Saturday after their grandmother crashed her vehicle while under the influence of methamphetamine, according to police.

Indiana State Police responded to a report of a vehicle crash on U.S. 41 near Decker just before 9 a.m. Saturday.

They arrived to find a 2003 Chevrolet driven by Brandy Parker, of Vincennes, had overcorrected and skidded across both lanes, striking a highway sign and then an earthen embankment.

Inside the vehicle were Parker, 40, her boyfriend, Hurley Manning, 40, of Vincennes, and Parker's 3- and 4-year-old granddaughters.

The children were sitting in the back of the vehicle and were restrained only by lap belts, police said. Indiana law requires children under the age of 8 to be restrained in a child safety seat.

All four passengers were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes and treated for minor injuries.

Further investigation of the crash revealed that Parker was under the influence of methamphetamine, police said.

Parker was taken to Knox County Jail on charges of driving while intoxicated, driving while suspended and child restraint violations. She was being held on a $5,000 bond.

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