Police: Mom charged in drunk driving crash that injured 2 kids and herself

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Authorities say a mother was driving drunk with two children in her car when she crashed into a building, seriously injuring herself and her young daughter.

The crash occurred around 1:15 a.m. Friday on the 800 block of Frelinghuysen Avenue in Newark. Forty-three-year-old Sonya Harrison, of Newark, suffered facial fractures in the crash and her 8-year-old daughter's legs and pelvis were fractured. Both were hospitalized in serious condition. Harrison's 13-year-old son was treated at the hospital for a wrist injury and was later released.

Harrison was charged with child endangerment and drunk driving.

It was not known if she's retained an attorney who could comment on her behalf.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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