Mother charged with intoxication assault

Brittany Crosson

A mother charged with intoxication assault and a host of other charges stemming from a May 2013 collision appeared in court Monday, Feb. 10. 

Brittany Nicole Crosson, 23, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Feb. 13, 2014, on charges of intoxication assault, a third-degree felony; DWI with a child passenger, a state jail felony; and three counts of aggravated assault, second-degree felonies. 

The charges are a result of a high speed collision between Crosson’s vehicle and another when, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Examiner, Crosson ran the stop sign at the intersection of Bolivar and Victoria Streets in central Beaumont on May 25, 2013.  

Police responded to the crash to find Crosson’s vehicle had crossed the intersection at a high rate of speed before it struck a 2003 Ford F-150 pick up on the passenger side “causing it to flip over on the driver’s side and then shoving it into a utility pole,” the affidavit said. 

Police said there were three occupants of the Ford pick-up struck by Crosson’s vehicle, and all three suffered injuries. The occupants of Crosson’s own Ford Expedition — including two of her own children — were also seriously injured in the wreck.

According to prosecutor’s familiar with the case, Crosson was pregnant at the time. 

The affidavit said Crosson was intoxicated, sporting a .154 BAC, almost twice the legal limit of .08.

Crosson appeared in court Monday and was appointed an attorney. Her defense said Crosson was “ready to move forward” with a plea/trial setting. 

Crosson showed signs of a healed injury to her forehead. 

She was arrested Feb. 15 and is currently housed in the Jefferson County Jail after a judge raised her bonds to $50,000 for each case for a total of $250,000 worth of bonds. 

Crosson is set to appear in Judge John Stevens’ Criminal District Court on April 14.

— Clay Thorp

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