Elkhart woman charged for having THC in her blood at time of crash

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An Elkhart woman is facing charges in a crash that seriously injured her 13-year-old passenger. Following a state lab test on her blood, prosecutors have charged 19-year-old Brianna Rucker for operating a vehicle under the influence.

The crash in July led to her passenger, an unidentified 13-year-old girl, being ejected from the vehicle. That girl suffered skull and elbow fractures and had to be taken to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment. Test results determined that Rucker had THC in her system when the crash happened.

The Elkhart Truth reports she told police that she was not high at the time of the crash, but had smoked the day before.

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