NJ woman charged with DUI, endangering 5-year-old not in car seat

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Published: Sep 26 2012 12:04:03 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 26 2012 03:49:51 PM EDT
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POCONO TWP., Pa. -

A New Jersey woman is facing charges after she crashed her car and police say she was DUI and hadn't put a 5-year-old passenger in a car seat.

The accident happened around  10 p.m. Sunday night on Interstate 80 in Pocono Twp., Monroe Co.

Police said 40-year-old Kimberly Joy Stricker of Asbury, N.J., lost control of her vehicle, which went off the road and hit a ditch and embankment.

The car then flipped onto its roof and hit a tree. The car came to a rest on its roof about 30 feet off the road.

Before state police arrived on the scene, Stricker and the girl had gotten themselves out of the car.

Police said Stricker showed signs of impairment at the scene and took a chemical test at Pocono Medical Center. Both Stricker and the girl were taken by ambulance to PMC for treatment of their injuries.

Police investigation showed the girl was not restrained in a child booster seat as required by law.

Stricker was charged with driving under the influence, endangering the welfare of children, driving on roadways laned for traffic, careless driving and restraint systems.

There's no word on their condition.