Sheriff: Woman under influence of meth crashes into deputy's cruiser

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TAYLOR COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) - Police in Taylor County continue to fight the drug problem, and they're going after suspects each day.

This week, a woman allegedly on meth, ran into them -- literally -- and it left the driver in the hospital and a child in custody of Child Protective Services.

Tuesday night shortly after 6:30 p.m., a driver was traveling in one direction of Simpson Road in the Flemington area. A deputy was traveling in the opposite direction on the same road.

"For some reason, they decided to pass on the double yellow line. Immediately, the cruiser was there -- striking the cruiser head on," said Taylor County Sheriff Terry Austin.

Austin says the deputy wasn't seriously hurt, but the other two people needed medical attention.

"Her and the child were both taken to the hospital for evaluation," Austin said. "It was very upsetting to them and the airbags went off and everything."

Sheriff Austin says nobody has been charged yet as the investigation continues, but this incident had a component that police say is all too familiar in the county.

"With statements that was obtained by State Police, she indicated that she had, prior to the wreck, taken on methamphetamine," Austin said.

5 News: "with a child in the car?"

Sheriff: "With a child in the car."

"CPS was called," Austin said. "They got involved, I believe they placed the child somewhere."

No charges have been filed yet.