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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Rankin probation violation resolved
A woman who's infant son was thrown from her car when she lost control on Interstate 40 and rolled in April, 2016, Monday had her probation violation resolved. In October, 2016, Brittany Rankin, 20, Classic Road, Newport, pleaded guilty to reckless aggravated assault, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and violation of the due care, child restraint and driver's license laws. When the car rolled, her two month-old son, was thrown through a window and landed on the interstate. He was flown to East Tennessee Children's Hospital for treatment and survived. Trooper Erik Raines determined that "the infant was not buckled into the harness of the seat." Rankin allegedly admitted she smoked marijuana the day of the crash and five days earlier had taken a Xanax which was not prescribed. A blood-alcohol content test after the crash indicated marijuana and clonazepam were in the driver's system at the time of the incident. Judge Ben Hooper originally imposed a three-year sentence but released Rankin on the time served. She was ordered to attend DUI school and follow the orders of the Department of Children's Services Juvenile Court orders. But later Rankin was charged with violating her probation. On Monday the charge was dismissed and Judge Hooper, placed her back on probation with the requirement that she enter a drug treatment program, and complete it.


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