Region 8 Mom hits restaurant, car, flees with 2-year-old inside

Provided by: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Dept.
Provided by: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Dept.

JONESBORO, AR. (KAIT) - A Region 8 mom is behind bars after hitting a restaurant, another car, and flees the scene, all with a 2-year-old in the car.

According to Jonesboro, Police Melissa Hutson ran her car into the front of the Hong Kong restaurant on Caraway Road. She then fled the scene and rear-ended another car on her way to the Kristi Lake Apartments.

Police found her in the parking lot still in her car with a 2-year-old inside.

Hutson is behind bars and faces D.W.I., leaving the scene of an accident, endangering the welfare of a minor, and possession of a controlled substance. Her license was already suspended on a previous D.W.I. charge according to police.