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Woman charged; five injured after car hits parked vehicle in Jefferson City

Jefferson City Police Department
A Nissan Altima is seen after it crashed into another vehicle Wednesday, March 29, 2023, in Jefferson City.
Jefferson City Police Department
Cars after a crash Wednesday, March 29, 2023, in Jefferson City.


Five people, including three children, had minor injuries after a car smashed into another parked vehicle Wednesday in Jefferson City.

The car's driver, Danielle Bailey, 28, was "visibly intoxicated" and arrested at the scene, police said in a news release. Bailey was driving a Nissan Altima in the 1400 block of Elizabeth Street on Wednesday afternoon when she ran off the road and hit a parked Chevy Malibu, police said.

Bailey and her passenger refused medical treatment but three children -- all younger than 14 years old -- in the car were taken by ambulance to Capital Region hospital for minor facial injuries, according to the Jefferson City Police Department release. They all had abrasions/bruising to their faces, according to the probable cause statement. Two children were treated at the scene with "minor bandaging applied to their foreheads.

No one in the vehicle were wearing seatbelts, according to the probable cause statement.

The probable cause statement said Bailey had a strong odor of cologne, marijuana and alcohol, as was her vehicle. Bailey refused to give law enforcement a sample of her blood. Police obtained a warrant and Bailey allegedly became combative and tried to kick police while being restrained.

Prosecutors charged Bailey, of Jefferson City, with two felonies -- DWI with injury and evidence tampering -- along with four misdemeanors and a traffic citation. The misdemeanors were three counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway.

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