Wednesday 11 Dec 2019

Drugged Driving Case Leads To Child Abuse Charges

A mother and father face child abuse charges after they’re allegedly found driving under the influence of drugs with their kids in the vehicle.

Last week Wednesday, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible drug overdose in a convenience store parking lot in Fremont. The caller reported a male and female passed out in a car with small children also inside.  The suspect vehicle had left before authorities arrived, but the Sheriff’s Office located and stopped the vehicle a short distance away.

The driver, 32-year-old Ashley L. Nichols of Stantonsburg, was reportedly found to be grossly impaired and was transporting three of her children in the vehicle with no safety belt.  The passenger and father to the children, 42-year-old Forrest B. Faulkner of Stantonsburg, was also determined to be grossly impaired and was arrested.

The Wayne County Department of Social Services was notified of the incident.

NAME: Forrest Bradley Faulkner
Possession of Heroin,
Child Abuse (three counts).
BOND: $10,000.00 secured

Ashley Lynn Nichols
Possession of Heroin,
Driving While License Revoked,
Fictitious Registration, No Insurance,
Fail to Register Motor Vehicle,
Child Abuse (three counts),
Fail to Secure a Passenger Under 16 Years Old (three counts).
BOND: $12,000.00 Secured


One Comment

  1. Ugh says:

    Children are the true victims of America’s drug crisis. Lord help these two parents get the help they need, but if they won’t, please keep these children with someone safe that loves them. So heartbreaking


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