Suspected DUI wreck lands mom in jail

Ralph B. Davis rdavis@civitasmedia.com

April 10, 2014

MARTIN — A Bevinsville mother found herself headed to jail last week, when she failed a field sobriety test after being involved in a wreck at the Martin McDonald’s with her 5-year-old child in the car.

Martin City Police were called to the restaurant April 3, after a two-vehicle accident was reported. After arriving on the scene, Martin Officer Justin Cooley noticed that one of the vehicles matched the description of a car that was the subject of an earlier reckless driving complaint.

Cooley approached the driver, 25-year-old Brittany D. Derossett, and asked her to submit to a field sobriety test. Cooley alleges in his report that Derossett exhibited numerous signs of intoxication. Results of a blood test administered later were not available at press time.

Derossett was arrested and taken to the Floyd County Detention Center on charges of driving under the influence, endangering the welfare of a minor and two counts of wanton endangerment. She was released April 6 on an unsecured $2,000 bond.

Derossett is next scheduled to appear in court July 24.