MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - She slapped her butt on camera, and now Memphis police say the woman accused of a hit and run accident in Cooper Young, has had at least one previous encounter with police.
Adrianne Spates, the mother of conjoined twins, was arrested on April 22, 2012, and charged with Driving Under the Influence. According to a police report, officers said Spates was sitting in her Ford Expedition, and that her eyes were bloodshot and speech was slurred. Spates twins, who were separated during a 13-hour surgery at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital late last August, were in the back seat.
"Things happen, a bad streak of luck. Feeling down about her kids, when things happen, you know what they say, when it rains it pours," said William Downing, a longtime Spates' family friend.
According to the police report, after Spates' arrest, her twins were taken to Le Bonheur.
"Officers were advised by the medical staff at Le Bonheur, that the colostomy bags, required for both children, appeared to have been unmaintained for a minimum of 5 to 6 hours," the police report stated.
The Tennessee Department of Children's Services was then notified.
Less than a month after that arrest, police say that Spates and that same Ford Expedition were involved in a hit and run accident on South Cooper. Shannon Parker and Katherine Solaas were injured.
In an interview with abc24.com on Monday, Spates expressed little remorse, blaming Parker and Solaas for walking in front of her SUV.
"I have never seen her act like that, ya know?" Downing said. "Like I say, the pressure and everything going on, who knows?... Hate to hear it, hate to hear she's having such a bad streak of luck."
On Tuesday, DCS confirmed it had an on-going investigation involving Spates and the twins.