Mom arrested in hit-and-run crash with kids in car, charged with DUI, FHP says
Troopers: Driver gave breath sample of .232 during field sobriety test
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – The mother involved in a hit-and-run crash that sent a teenager to the hospital and left the mother's passengers -- her children -- injured was granted bond on Christmas Eve.
Troopers say Sally Quirk, 32, had a blood alcohol level of .232 after hitting a pedestrian at the intersection of State Road 520 and Banana River Boulevard on Monday night.
Quirk then ran a red light and hit an SUV and a pickup truck.
A judge gave Quirk a bond of $63,500 bond and if she's released, she must follow certain conditions. Quirk cannot operate a vehicle or drink any kind of alcohol, the judge said. She also must wear a GPS and device that monitors her blood alcohol level.
Quirk argued that she needed to drive to her classes at Eastern Florida State College, but the judge denied her request.
Quirk's two young children -- identified by troopers as 5-year-old Jillian Quirk and 4-year-old Khloe Quirk -- were in the vehicle with her and taken to Cape Canaveral Hospital, one with serious injuries and the other with minor injuries, according to troopers.
The pedestrian, identified as Sharon Kirk, 17, of Cocoa Beach, was also taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center and is listed in serious condition, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Quirk was booked into Brevard County jail on charges of driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a crash, running a red light and child endangerment.
Troopers also notified the Department of Children and Families about the incident. DCF said the children are staying with family members.
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