Vehicle crash leads to woman’s arrest

Vehicle crash leads to woman’s arrest
A Baxter County woman was arrested this week in connection with a crash last November that injured two teenagers. (Source: Baxter County Sheriff's Office)

NORFORK, AR (KAIT) - A crash last year that injured two teenagers has a Baxter County woman facing a multitude of charges in connection with the case.

Carol M. Boviall of Norfork was arrested Jan. 17 on suspicion of two counts of first-degree battery, driving while intoxicated-drugs and careless and prohibited driving after an investigation by authorities.

According to a media release from Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, authorities went to the crash at Third and Main Streets on Nov. 8 in Norfork after getting a call about a driver backing up and hitting some children causing injuries.

The two teenagers, ages 15 and 13, required emergency medical care, Montgomery said.

Authorities then spoke with witnesses about the situation.

“According to a witness, Boviall had been involved in some kind of argument at a house there. She was said to have got into her vehicle and backed out quickly from the driveway on to Main Street, striking the two children who were waiting there at a bus stop,” Montgomery said. “Evidence indicated the vehicle had traveled backward 52.7 feet before striking the children. A third child ran up to the window of the vehicle being driven by Carol Boviall, urgently telling her to pull up because she had run over the other children and stopped, pinning the children under the vehicle.”

Police say Boviall was asked to do a blood test.

“When the results were received back several weeks later, they indicated that Carol Boviall tested positive for methamphetamine in her system on the date of the incident,” Montgomery said.

A $20,000 bond was set for Boviall, who will appear in court later in January.

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