NEW JERSEY: DWI mom, Sonya Harrison injured self and kids in booze cruise into building, say police


Newark Woman Arrested for DWI and Child Endangerment

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports the arrest of Sonya Harrison, 43, of Newark, after she crashed a vehicle into a building.

Shortly before 1:15 a.m. on Feb. 28, 2020, members of the Newark Police and Fire divisions responded to 895 Frelinghuysen Avenue on a call of a motor vehicle collision with injuries.

Firefighters removed an 8-year-old girl from the rear of the vehicle. The child was injured with fractures to both legs and to her pelvis. A 13-year-old boy, who suffered a wrist injury, was also removed from the vehicle.

Police say that Firefighters also removed the driver, Sonya Harrison, who was injured with facial fractures.

Each victim was transported to University Hospital for treatment. Harrison and the girl are reportedly in serious condition. The boy was treated and released.

Harrison, who police say is the mother of the injured children, faces charges of driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of children. Police report that Harrison was also issued summonses for driving without a seat belt and other motor vehicle violations.