Tuesday, May 3, 2011
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Clayton News Daily
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A Hampton woman, who served a probated sentence less than two years ago for driving without a valid license and insurance, faces new charges after driving her van into a house while taking her kids to the bus stop Tuesday morning.
Tanya Shamone Kennedy, 38, was in the Clayton County Jail Tuesday, awaiting her release on more than $4,000 bond, on charges she drove without insurance on a suspended license.
Clayton County police Sgt. Otis Willis said Kennedy crashed into a Hampton home Tuesday, at 6:55 a.m., when the brakes on her van reportedly failed. Neither she, nor her children, ages 6 and 9, were wearing seat belts at the time, he said. Emergency services examined the children at the scene, but they were not transported to a hospital, said Willis.
No one in the house was hurt either, he said.
After Kennedy was taken into custody, the children were released to their father.
Clayton Magistrate Court warrants show Kennedy was driving a 1984 Chevrolet van without insurance. Her California license is also suspended, records show. State Court records show Kennedy was charged in 2008 for similar charges, and was sentenced to probation. The probation case was closed July 13, 2009.
-- Kathy Jefcoats