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Police in Wolcott have arrested two women they say were involved in an accident that put children at risk.

Officers were called back on July 16 after a car crashed into a tree on Todd Road.

When they arrived, they found two women injured along with three young children. 

All 5 occupants were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital for serious injuries. Officials say among the injuries, an 8-year-old and 4-year-old suffered facial injuries. A 3-year-old suffered a femur fracture.

Police say nobody in the car were wearing seatbelts. The children were not in child restraint seats. 

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Further investigation revealed that the driver, 27-year-old Amanda Rosario, was driving the car with a blood alcohol level of 0.27, over 3 times the legal limit.

Both Rosario and the passenger, 27-year-old Mary Morales, turned themselves into police Friday. 

Rosario is facing numerous charges ranging from driving under the influence, to counts of risk of injury to minors. She was held on a $20,000 bond. 

Morales also faces several counts of risk of injury to minors. Her bond was sent at $10,000. 

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