A woman from Jones County is faced with a charge of drunken driving after a crash near Roseboro on the morning of March 30 in which she and her four children suffered personal injuries, according to authorities.


Trooper J.L. Murphy of the North Carolina Highway Patrol said that 26-year-old Trenton resident Becky Jane Labendier was westbound in a Lincoln on N.C. Highway 24 and attempted to pass another westbound vehicle shortly after 8 a.m. and collided head-on with an eastbound Mitsubishi.


Three children in the Lincoln, 9-year-old Samantha Hawkins, 8-year-old Elizabeth Hawkins, and 2-year-old Alexandria McMaster, received transport to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville. Their conditions were unknown.


Labendier, a fourth child in her vehicle, 4-year-old Barbara McMaster, and the Mitsubishi's driver, Warsaw resident Tiffany Lechelle Carlton, received transport to Sampson Regional Hospital in Clinton. Their conditions were also unknown.


According to Murphy, the children were not in car seats and authorities are investigating if anyone in the Lincoln was wearing a seat belt.

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