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Mother Apparently Driving Under The Influence Sends 3 To Hospital

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Hayley Womer, 29, of Laurel Hayley Womer, 29, of Laurel

SEAFORD, Del. - Police have arrested a 29-year-old Laurel mother, after crashing her car, while allegedly driving under the influence of drugs, with her kids in the car.

According to the Delaware State Police around 1:30 PM on Thursday, William Baker, 79, of Seaford was driving his Chevrolet pick-up truck on Stein Highway (SR 20), just past Shufelt Road. He was apparently stopped in roadway with his signal on, waiting to turn into a driveway, while other cars were passing him on the shoulder.

Police say that Hayley Womer was driving her Kia Sorento on SR 20, but didn't see the stopped truck, and hit it, which caused the truck to roll over onto its roof into the center of the street. The Sorento reportedly kept going until it landed in a ditch on the side of the road.

Baker, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Womer had her 4-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son in the car with her, who police say weren't properly restrained in car seats. The 4-year-old is at A.I. DuPont in Wilmington with serious but non-life threatening injuries, while the 2-year-old is at Nanticoke Hospital with non-life threatening injures.

Womer, who was wearing a seat belt, was treated and released from Nanticoke Memorial before being arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs, driving while suspended or revoked, 1st degree vehicular assault, 2 counts of 2nd degree vehicular assault, 2 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, 2 counts of child restraint under 8, and no proof of insurance. She was later released on bail.

SR 20 was closed for around two hours while officials investigated and cleared the crash site.

State Police urge parents to have your car sears checked. They say that three out of four car seats are installed incorrectly. Free check stations are offered throughout Delaware and are listed online by visiting the State of Delaware's website or by contacting the Office of Highway Safety at 302-744-2740.

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