Intoxication assault suspect arrested for drunken driving earlier this month

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by JOSH DAVIS and DAVID SCHECHTER

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Posted on February 24, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 24 at 6:11 PM

DALLAS -- A woman who allegedly caused a wrong-way crash on North Central Expressway Saturday night had been arrested earlier this month for driving while intoxicated on a North Texas highway and assaulting a public servant, according to Frisco police records.

Around 10 p.m. on Feb. 10, Hallie Jean Young, 37, was arrested on Highway 121 near Hillcrest Road after her Lexus RX350 spun out and she got out of the SUV as it was facing the wrong way near the median dividing wall.

Firefighters first responded and said Young jumped over the dividing wall, ran across three lanes of traffic, and yelled and cursed at paramedics whiling hanging off the windows of several vehicles, according to Frisco Ofc. Jonathan Skertich's arrest report.

According to a firefighter at the scene, Young grabbed his radio and threw it after she was asked to calm down. She then began fighting responders who were trying to stop her from running back into traffic.

Ofc. Skertich said he smelled alcohol on the woman's breath and put her under arrest for a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated. In the backseat of the cruiser, she continued to curse at authorities and refused to get out of the car at the jail, saying the officer was "going to kill her."

With the assistance of two detention officers, Young was eventually removed from the backseat and refused a breath and blood test, demanding to see an attorney. Detention officers attempted to lead Young through a metal detector, but she punched one of the officers in the face. She was taken to the ground and placed in a restraint chair.

Young is also facing a third-degree felony charge of assault of a public servant.

The officer obtained a search warrant for the suspect's blood from a Frisco judge and took a sample shortly after midnight on Feb. 11.

Young was released on a total bond of $3,000 in the Feb. 10 incident.

She was arrested again on Saturday, Feb. 22 by Dallas police after she hit a Dodge Charger while driving northbound in the southbound lanes of North Central Expressway just past the Haskell Ave. exit.

Erica Davidson, the driver of the Charger, remains in the intensive care unit at Baylor University Medical Center with seven broken bones, including her hip and ankle.

The victim's mother, Pricellia Davidson, has been at her daughter's side since the crash. Erica Davidson is a single mother of two.

"[Erica's] 8-year-old, his concern was 'If something happens to my mom, who's going to take care of me?'" Pricellia Davidson said. "Just hearing that alone makes me really sad."

Pricellia Davidson said she can't understand why Young was released on bond after the Frisco arrest.

"When the car was coming straight for her, the only thing [Erica] could be concerned about was her children," she said. "I think that's one of the worst situations for a parent to be in -- to think this is your death coming straight for you and you know you have children."

Young was jailed on an intoxication assault charge in that incident. Her bond was set at $50,000.

Erica Davidson is expected to recover from her injuries, but it will be a long road back.

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