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Police: 1-Year-Old Injured After Drunk Fenton Woman Crashes Vehicle

Police say Teddyjo Fliam's blood/alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit during a crash that injured her two children.

A 22-year-old female driver, who police say was drunk, and her 1-year old daughter were ejected from their car during a rollover crash in Fenton on Friday night, according to police.

Police arrived on scene near Center Road and Old US 23 to find Teddyjo Fliam, of Fenton, and her daughter thrown from their 1997 Toyota Four Runner, according to a press release from the Livingston County Sheriff’s office.

Police say the girl was thrown from the vehicle because she was not properly restrained in her car seat. Fliam’s 4-year-old son, however, was still in the car when police arrived on scene, and was wearing his seat belt. 

Witnesses told police that Fliam ran a stop sign at Old US 23 and then continued driving westbound on Center Road where she crossed the center line. Fliam then swerved to avoid an oncoming car, according to the report, overcompensated and ran off the road where she lost control. Fliam’s car overturned after striking an embankment on the south side of the road

Results from a breath test taken on scene showed Fliam’s blood alcohol content to be .185, according to the sheriff’s department, which is slightly over two times the legal limit in Michigan of .08.

Fliam and her children were transported to University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor were they were listed in serious condition but expected to recover from their injuries, according to the report.

The Livingston County Sheriff Department will be forwarding the case to the Prosecutor’s Office for Operating While Intoxicated (Child Endangerment) along with child abuse and neglect.

Deputies were assisted on scene by the Livingston County EMS and Fenton Township Fire Department.

Kristen July 23, 2012 at 05:19 PM
I hope the kids make a full recovery and find a better home. Completely breaks my heart to hear of parents so undeserving of the greatest gift in life. So sad.
Raindog312 July 23, 2012 at 05:45 PM
I wonder if the people that are saying all the nice things about her on Facebook are still saying them even though she was wasted and could not even properly buckle in her 1-year-old child!
Ali Brown July 23, 2012 at 06:48 PM
this is horrible. those poor children...
Cindy July 23, 2012 at 07:15 PM
I would like to know who let her leave wherever she was, as drunk as she was, with her two kids in the car? I would have never let her leave with those kids. Not that its anyone elses fault but her own what she did, but sometimes we as the adults, we have to step up and take control of a situation when no one else can or will. Those kids could have been killed or worse yet, crippled for life. This just proves that anyone can have a kid, but not everyone can be a good parent.
Allie July 24, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Crazy how things happen and change. That wasnt tge same girl I knew in high school! Hope everyone recovers fast!
Arlene Thatcher July 24, 2012 at 08:01 PM
All I can say is, They are out there. Be careful everyone.
Sheri Case July 25, 2012 at 10:37 PM
The guy who killed my nephew and his GF in September was a SEVEN time DUI offender....just kept going to different states to get them...a couple in Nebraska, a couple in Michigan, a couple in Wisconsin......until they KILL someone, the courts don't take DUI very seriously :(
Diane Craine July 29, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Teddyjo, please get help. I am not going to say anything else. Those kids need a Mommy.
Korina Henry July 30, 2012 at 02:07 AM
what a terrible mother. obviously, if she was that drunk & decided to drive she doesn't love her kids at all. you are supposed to protect your babies. disgusting. hope those kids get far away from her.

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