Soddy Daisy Woman Rams Into Stopped Vehicle With 3 Children Inside Shortly After Being Released For DUI Arrest

Friday, November 16, 2018
Anita Charlene Claridy
Anita Charlene Claridy

Police said a Soddy Daisy woman slammed into a stopped vehicle with a couple and three children inside at Hixson Pike and Cassandra Smith Road. It was found that she had been arrested for DUI earlier in the day and released.

Anita Charlene Claridy, 53, of 9823 Dallas Hollow Road, was charged with DUI second offense, three counts of reckless aggravated assault, vehicular assault, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, not having insurance, following too close and failing to exercise proper care.

In the incident on Nov. 3, all five people from the car that was hit went to the hospital by ambulance. it was found that a nine-year-old girl was said to have been unconscious for a few minutes after the wreck. She had a possible concussion. A two-year-old boy had abdominal pain. The husband struck his head and the wife had a swollen right eye.

Police said one witness said Ms. Claridy was weaving in and out of traffic prior to the wreck. Another said she did not appear to have touched her brakes prior to the crash.

Police said Ms. Claridy was slow to respond to questions. She said she has no insurance.

She denied she was intoxicated at the time of either of the arrests.

 

 


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