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Police: Largo woman was drinking before crash that injured child

LARGO — A 41-year-old Largo woman was arrested Sunday after test results revealed she was drunk when she flipped her vehicle and injured a 2-year-old girl in October.

Dona F. Joyner, also known as Donna Felisa Cazeau, was charged with child neglect and driving under the influence with accident and injury.

According to arrest reports, Joyner was driving with the girl in a 2002 blue Ford SUV when she hit a fence and the vehicle flipped several times about 10:15 a.m. Oct. 21 on 119th Street N.

Joyner, of 11702 128th Ave. N, and the child were both hospitalized after the wreck. Investigators had Joyner's blood drawn, and results later showed her blood alcohol content at 0.149 and 0.151, nearly twice the threshold at which Florida law presumes that someone is unable to safely drive a motor vehicle.

The nature of the relationship between Joyner and the child was not released. The child was taken to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, police said.

Joyner was released later Sunday after posting $15,000 bail.

Police: Largo woman was drinking before crash that injured child 11/16/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 6:03pm]
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