Woman arrested for drug-related crashA Star Prairie woman charged with a drugged-driving crash that injured her two young children, was involved in another drug-related crash on Jan. 18.
By: By Jackie Grumish, New Richmond News
A Star Prairie woman charged with a drugged-driving crash that injured her two young children, was involved in another drug-related crash on Jan. 18.
According to a report from the New Richmond Police Department, Jenny Jasperson, Star Prairie, was driving in the wrong lane of traffic on West Richmond Way and hit a tree, light post and fire hydrant before hitting another vehicle head on.
There were several witnesses to the incident and one driver followed Jasperson.
St. Croix County deputies were able to make contact with Jasperson, who was later found at the home of a man she provides care for. Deputies reported that it appeared she was “under the influence of something.”
Jasperson told law enforcement officers that she did not remember the crash, and later confessed to huffing fumes from aerosol cans, which can cause blackouts.
According to reports, Jasperson was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane of West Richmond Way when her vehicle allegedly hit another vehicle, driven by William Carper, New Richmond. Carper was transported to Westfields Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.
Jasperson later said she had been at Wal-Mart to get food and water. Police discovered that Jasperson is on nine different medications, some of which have driving hazard indicators on them.
Jasperson was placed under arrest for intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and taken into custody without incident.
She is scheduled to be sentenced next week for another drug-related crash that happened two years ago. One of her children was thrown from the car and suffered a traumatic brain injury in that crash; the other child had a head injury. Toxicology tests showed Jasperson had three prescription drugs in her system at the time.