A 36-year-old woman who crashed her vehicle into 12 cars on New Circle Road Wednesday has been charged with one count of wanton endangerment, according to Lexington police.
The woman, identified in the citation as Erin Melissa Campbell, could face more charges when her case is presented to a grand jury, police spokesperson Brenna Angel said.
She was driving a silver car on the outer loop of New Circle near Alumni Drive a little before 5 p.m. Wednesday when she began to wedge her vehicle between other cars, according to police Lt. Nathaniel Muller. There were initially nine vehicles that were struck by her vehicle, but the total grew to 12 as additional drivers reported damage, Angel said Thursday.
Campbell was the only person injured, police said Wednesday. She was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The incident led to New Circle Road backups that spanned several miles on both the inner and outer loops. The outer loop of New Circle near the incident was closed for more than an hour and a half.
Campbell is also facing charges out of Scott County after an incident last month that left deputies with uniforms covered in human feces.
Scott County deputies were called to an RV park on Rogers Gap Road on July 18 when Campbell reported that she thought her husband was going to harm her, according to court documents. When the deputies got to the park, they did not find Campbell, but they did find two young children unsupervised, according to the arrest citation.
The deputies called social services. Campbell returned, grabbed one of her children and tried to run away as the social services workers attempted to put a “preventative action plan” in place, according to court documents.
A deputy grabbed Campbell’s arm to stop her, and she then turned on the deputy and began kicking them in the face and punching another deputy in the neck, according to court records.
The deputies used a taser on Campbell “with no effect,” and she continued to fight until officers had her on the ground and handcuffed, according to her arrest citation. She was taken to Georgetown Community Hospital to be evaluated after being tased and “decontaminated.”
Campbell’s arrest citation mentions that both deputies’ uniforms were damaged by human feces, but did not go into detail about how the damage occurred. Her Scott County charges include resisting arrest, third-degree assault of a police officer, criminal mischief and obstructing governmental operations.