Police: Driver accused of DUI in Soddy-Daisy crash critically injured pregnant woman

Police say Megan Wilson, the driver at fault, had slurred speech and was very slow in her responses. When asked to perform a field sobriety test, she did poorly, and police say she told them she could not perform the test if she was sober. (Images: WTVC, Hamilton County Jail)

UPDATE (Sept. 23):

A Soddy-Daisy Police Department arrest report says a pregnant woman was critically injured in a rear-end crash on Highway 27 Saturday night.

According to the report, a woman and man were injured and requested EMS. The woman told officers she was 17 weeks pregnant, and she had pain in her abdomen. Both the man and woman were taken to the hospital by EMS. Their condition is not known at this time.

Police say Megan Wilson, the driver at fault, had slurred speech and was very slow in her responses. When asked to perform a field sobriety test, she did poorly, and police say she told them she could not perform the test if she was sober.

Once back at the station, police say Wilson consented to both a blood and breath test. They say the breath test showed she had a BAC of 0.174 - more than double the legal limit. A blood sample was collected and sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for testing. They also found drug paraphernalia in her car that she said she used to vape THC.

Wilson has been charged with two charges of vehicular assault, DUI 1st offense, and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Depend on us to update you as we learn more.

UPDATE (Sept. 22):

The Soddy-Daisy Police Department confirms the driver that rear-ended another vehicle is Megan Wilson. Police say the 25-year-old is charged with DUI.

Police say Wilson agreed to a breathalyzer test Saturday night. They say her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was .174 percent, more than double the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Officers also drew blood from Wilson. The results are pending.

Officials say the driver was driving the pickup truck that was hit. Police say a woman was in the passenger seat. Both the driver and his passenger have been released from the hospital.

PREVIOUS (Sept. 21):

The Soddy-Daisy Police Department and Chattanooga Police Department are investigating a multiple vehicle accident on Highway 27 in Soddy Daisy.

It happened around 8:50 p.m. on Saturday.

Officials say a car was traveling southbound on Highway 27 at more than 65 mph when the driver rear-ended another car. This caused the car in front to then go across the median hitting the other car; making it slide toward the shoulder of the road.

Police say the victim was taken to a local hospital and is in critical condition. Her injuries are unknown at this time.

The driver that caused the accident was arrested for driving under the influence. Police say she will be charged based on the severity of the injuries of the victim.

"Alcohol and speed were the two main factors tonight," said Capt. Jeff Gann with Soddy-Daisy City Police in a press conference.

Both northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 27 near Harrison lane are temporarily shut down.

This is a developing story.

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