A Washington couple engaged in sexual activity while driving with the woman’s 3-month-old daughter in the car were the victims of an accident when they slammed into a tree on Wednesday. They were both intoxicated at the time of the crash.
The day before Thanksgiving Michael Tonkin was driving down a winding mountain road with a female companion and her baby. Tonkin and the woman were fully disrobed, and she was reportedly straddling him in the driver’s seat as they has sex. According to statements by police both Tonkin and the woman were inebriated.
Tonkin allegedly lost control of the car as he tried to navigate the bends in the road, causing him to swerve off of the shoulder and crash into a tree. Onlookers said they spotted the pair emerging from the vehicle completely nude after the wreck.
As the couple attempted to put their clothes on police arrived at the scene. The baby was found safe and uninjured in her car seat in the back of the vehicle.
Tonkin sustained injury to his wrist, and the 22-year-old woman who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of impact complained of labored breathing. She was taken to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a broken pelvis.
Authorities placed 22-year-old Tonkin under arrest and he was booked into Pierce County Jail. His blood registered a .20 alcohol level. He is being held on $500,000 bail for charges of driving under the influence, vehicular assault, reckless endangerment, driving with license suspended and driving without a required interlock device. He has entered a plea of not guilty.
If you or someone you love is suspected of DUI/DWI or driving offenses, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.