DUI Crash that Injured Kids


A mother from Cherokee County in Georgia, was indicted last week on charges of speeding and driving under the influence before she crashed into a tree and injured herself and her two daughters.

McKenzie Lynn Reints was indicted for two counts each of serious injury by vehicle, endangering a child while driving under the influence and cruelty to children in the second degree and one count each of DUI, reckless and speeding. Two charges are felonies while the remaining crimes are misdemeanors.

Around 10:12 p.m. on June 18th in the 1400 block of Silver Fox Run, Reint was behind the wheel of a 2010 Ford Flex when the vehicle steered off the roadway and crashed head-on into a tree.

According to the corporal in the incident report he wrote, “While inspecting the interior of the vehicle, I noticed several open beer cans in the rear passenger area of the vehicle. I attempted to speak with the driver, but she seemed disoriented and confused.”

Before Reint was transported by ambulance to Northside Hospital in Cherokee, she spoke to one deputy and allegedly said: she consumed three mixed brand canned beverages while at the pool.”

Her two daughters inside the car were transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for injuries to their legs caused by the accident. Arrest warrants also state Reints’ blood alcohol level was .267 grams at the time of the crash and the Ford Flex was traveling 46 miles per hour in a 25-mph zone.

Reints is scheduled to be arraigned at 9.am. Thursday, Nov. 8 in courtroom 2C at the Cherokee County Justice Center in downtown Canton.

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