A woman has been charged with aggravated DUI after crashing into a viaduct on the South Side Saturday evening while allegedly reaching for a bottle of alcohol — sending her 9-year-old daughter's head into the windshield, police said.
Cheryl Ranae Reynolds, 48, of the 3300 block of South Michigan Avenue, has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence, according to police News Affairs. She was also ticketed for reckless driving, not having a valid driver's license, failing to wear a seatbelt and for operating an uninsured vehicle, police said.
Cheryl Reynolds has been charged with aggravated DUI after crashing into a viaduct while allegedly reaching for a bottle of alcohol. The Saturday crash sent her 9-year-old daughter into the windshield, according to police.
About 6:15 p.m., a vehicle crashed into a viaduct near East 83rd Street and South Jeffery Boulevard, according to a law enforcement source.
The woman driving the car was allegedly reaching down for a bottle of alcohol that had fallen to the floor when she smashed into the viaduct, police said.
The woman’s 9-year-old daughter, a passenger in the vehicle, was injured in the crash when the child’s head apparently went through the windshield.
The child was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. Fire Media Affairs spokesman Joe Roccasalva said the hospitalized person was in serious-to-critical condition.
Police on Sunday said both the mother and her child were both in "stable" condition at Christ.