Frankfort mom charged with wanton endangerment after crash

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FRANKLIN CO, Ky. (WKYT) - A mother is accused of putting her young daughter in danger while driving her to the bus stop.

Frankfort police say Holly Walker drove the little girl to the bus stop while high, and ended up crashing along the way.

The wreck happened very close to where students stand and wait for the school bus on Holmes Street. A lot of neighbors were trying to get to work Thursday morning when the wreck happened.

"The van was completely drove in and down the ditch," Kelsey Sizemore, a neighbor, says.

"And the front end of it, the driver's side, was wedged up under the road," neighbor Mary Hunt says, "there was other kids there, same age as her daughter, trying to get on the bus. A lot of them. She could have wiped out any of those kids, or any of those other parents."

Frankfort Police Captain Rob Warfel says they're charging Walker with possession of a controlled substance, wanton endangerment, operating a vehicle under the influence, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

"She admitted freely to officers after being Mirandized that she had taken methamphetamine that night and then had taken some Suboxone in the morning before driving," Captain Rob Warfel, with the Frankfort Police Department, says, "we take this very, very seriously. Normally this type of situation, if she had not have been injured, she would have went straight to jail."

Walker will have to appear in court September 30 at 9:00 a.m.

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