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Oklahoma woman admits injuring one child, putting a second at risk

A woman from Oklahoma who injured one child and put a second at risk when she drove while under the influence of illegal substances pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson

33-year-old Ashley Nicole Blizzard of Claremore pleaded guilty to child abuse and child neglect in Indian Country. If the plea agreement is accepted by the court, Blizzard will spend four years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release. She will be sentenced in June

Blizzard admitted that on Feb. 28, 2020, she harmed the health, safety and welfare of an 11-year-old child by striking him with a vehicle and hitting his arm.

The child was trying to stop Blizzard from driving under the influence with a 2-year-old in her vehicle.

Blizzard further stated that she failed to protect the 2-year-old child from exposure to the use or possession of illegal drugs or illegal activities, admitting that she drove the vehicle while under the influence of illegal substances and while the toddler sat on top of a broken meth pipe in the front passenger seat of the vehicle. The child was also unrestrained.

The FBI and the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.

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