Lufkin Police: Woman high on Vicodin wrecks with toddler in car

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police arrested a Lufkin woman Thursday morning after she was found to be high on Vicodin and driving with a one-year-old passenger when she wrecked, according to the report.

According to the report, an officer responded to the intersection of South John Redditt Drive and West Frank Avenue in reference to a vehicle accident. The officer learned a 2005 Chevy Suburban, driven by Amy Jane Cox, 34, rear-ended a 2010 Toyota Celica, driven by Robert Long, of Santa Fe, N.M.

When the officer arrived, he found an off-duty Texas trooper holding a one-year-old child, who was a passenger in the accident and the daughter of Cox.

The trooper said Cox said she had taken a Vicodin pill earlier in the day for pain. The officer reported Cox was extremely emotional, speaking incoherently and unsteady on her feet. A witness then said they saw her a few minutes before the accident and she was stumbling around the parking lot of a convenience store.

Cox failed roadside sobriety tests and was arrested on a charge of DWI with a child passenger.

Officers could not locate family to take the child, so Child Protective Services took her in to custody.

Long went to a Lufkin hospital for a possible injury.

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