Story by Mike Nolting, WAJR

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — A Monongah woman is accused of being being involved in a crash that injured a 7-year old while under the influence of alcohol.

Fairmont police responded to a crash at Mary Lou Retton Drive for a single-vehicle crash Saturday.

Police said Amanda Craig, 43, ran off the road and hit a tree and parked vehicle. Two injuries were reported in the crash.

When police spoke to Craig they said she was slurring her words, appeared to be disoriented and was unsteady on her feet.

Craig told officers something darted out into the roadway causing to take evasive action causing the crash.

A child in the car had chest injuries from the seatbelt.

During the investigation police discovered there were no skid marks or indications Craig hit the brakes. A witness told police they helped the injured child after Craig got out of the car after the crash and lit a cigarette.

Police also learned Craig’s driving privileges were indefinitely suspended and she was unable to pass a field sobriety test. Craig told police she has taken opioid pills in the past, but had not in the last three weeks.

Police did determine Craig was under the influence of opioids.

Craig has been charged with gross child neglect creating risk of injury and is being held in the North Central Regional Jail in lieu of a $10,012 bond.