Woman arrested after crashing vehicle with her children inside

OSCEOLA TOWNSHIP — A Houghton woman is facing drunk driving charges after a car crash with her children inside the car.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post were called out to a one vehicle rollover accident shortly after 10:30 p.m. Friday on Airport Road near M-26 in Osceola Township. Police say a passerby came upon the crash and found the vehicle upside down with a young child walking around the outside of it. The passerby approached the vehicle and heard a baby screaming from inside. The passerby crawled inside the vehicle and unbuckled the infant, who was still secured in the seat, and removed her from the vehicle. The driver then crawled out of the vehicle on her own.

When troopers arrived, they identified the 34-year-old driver as the children’s mother. She was then arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle while impaired and possession of marijuana. She was first taken to U.P. Health System — Portage before being lodged in the Houghton County Jail.

The children were released to a family member after being treated at the scene.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Osceola Township Fire Department, Mercy Ambulance, and the Superior Service Towning Company.