Mom charged with drunk driving, endangering children after August crash
Belfast — A Belfast mother is facing several charges after toxicology tests showed her blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit when she crashed her truck with her children in tow nearly two months ago.
Police say Jennifer Lambeth, 29, of Belfast turned herself in on a warrant Wednesday, Oct. 2, and has since been released on bail. The warrant carried charges of operating under the influence, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and driving to endanger, all of which stem from the one-vehicle accident Lambeth was involved in on Back Searsport Road just after 2 p.m. Aug. 17.
Belfast Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham said police waited for Lambeth to be released from the hospital and for toxicology results to come back before issuing the arrest warrant. Cunningham said tests showed Lambeth's blood alcohol content at the time of the crash was 0.19 percent.
According to previously published reports, Lambeth lost control of her Chevrolet Avalanche and the truck rolled over before striking a utility pole.
Lambeth was thrown from the vehicle and suffered injuries to both arms, one of her legs, as well as her back and pelvis. She was transported to Waldo County General Hospital by ambulance.
Her two children who were also in the vehicle, a two-year-old and a 10-month-old, sustained scratches and bruises. Both were secured in child safety seats at the time of the accident.
Police reported both of the infants were taken by ambulance to the Belfast hospital, where they were treated and released the same day.