MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - According to police, Adrienne Spates turned herself in Monday, May 28, charged with the May 20th hit and run accident that left two women injured, one seriously. Victim, Shannon Parker has been in the hospital since the crash.
Weirich says at this point a misdemeanor is the only charge the state will allow. "Given the facts of this case and the injuries are serious and horrible, but under the law of the state of Tennessee, that's the most we can charge them with. We are bound by the framework of the law."
Even though a misdemeanor is all she's slapped with the investigation isn't over. "We're always working with law enforcement and keeping an eye on cases so if we learn facts and gain evidence that other charges, or different or more serious charges are warranted, that is our job and our duty," Weirich says.
Spates is also the mother of the conjoined twins who were separated at Le Bonheur last Fall. The State took the twins from Spates in April. The Department of Children's Services has an ongoing investigation.