Police Investigate Mother whose Underage Son May Have been Drinking

philadelphia-countyThe Allegheny County District Attorney’s Offices has announced that it is now investigating the mother of a 20 year old son. The son struck and killed a 6-year-old with her car.

Investigators say that they are trying to determine whether the mother of Travis Grayson, 20, gave the minor alcohol and whether she knew he was drunk when he left the family home on Saturday.

According to authorities, Grayson was driving his Ford Mustang when he struck and killed Ava Campbell, aged 6, on Locust Ridge Drive located in Shaler Township.

Grayson allegedly admitted to police of having consumed 10 beers at the time of the fatal accident and had been smoking marijuana at home just hours before. Grayson also told police officers that his mother and sister had been at home at the time.

The DA’s office said that Travis’ mother, Dawn Grayson, could be facing criminal charges of her own in the incident. Currently Travis Grayson is being held on the charges of involuntary manslaughter, DUI, and other related charges on a $2000, 000 straight bond.

When someone drinks or is under the influence of drugs, especially if they are underage, it is considered a crime. When facing a charge for DUI, being found guilty can have serious consequences. It can cost you dearly in terms of not only insurance costs, heavy fines and jail time. Providing alcohol or controlled substances to a minor is also a serious crime and if there are fatalities involved, that can mean facing civil charges and damages as well.

It’s important to choose an attorney to defend you who knows the law inside and out and can help defend you against the charges being made against you.

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