Police: Grandma drove, crashed car while on meth

KNOX COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – An Indiana grandmother was arrested Saturday morning after police say she drove while under influence of methamphetamine.

According to a release from the Indiana State Police, 40-year-old Brandy Parker was driving southbound on US 40 when she hit the median. When she over-corrected, she hit a highway sign and an embankment.

Parker and her boyfriend, 40-year-old Hurley Manning, were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes for minor injuries.

Officials say Parker’s grandchildren, 3 and 4 years old, were in the backseat at the time of the crash and were not properly restrained. They were taken to the hospital for minor injuries and later released.

Investigation revealed Parker was under the influence of methamphetamine at the time of the crash. She was arrested and taken to the Knox County Jail on charges of driving while intoxicated, driving while suspended, and child restraint violation.

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