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Huntingdon woman arrested in Martin on DUI and child abuse/neglect charges

Krista Pritchard

Story by Shannon Taylor Senior Investigative Reporter

On Nov. 24 at approximately 2:15 a.m. Weakley County Sheriff’s Department deputies received a call of a rollover crash without injuries near Martin on Highway 22.

Upon arrival, Sergeant Shannon Neal made contact with the driver, 27-year-old Krista Pritchard. Pritchard and her two sons, ages two and three, appeared to have no injuries.

Upon investigation of the crash, Neal noticed an alcohol odor and had Pritchard perform a battery of sobriety tests in which she performed poorly on. She stated that she had drank one beer around 7 p.m., however the tests reflected otherwise.

Pritchard then stated that she takes Lexapro, Buspirone and Lamotrigine as anti-depressants which are known and strongly advised against taking while drinking alcohol.

Pritchard was arrested for DUI first offense, two counts of child abuse and neglect and violation of implied consent law.

DISCLOSURE: All information obtained came from the affidavit of complaint filed by the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Shannon Neal.


  1. Anonymous on November 29, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    It is a shame that the reporters for this paper are spreading misinformation about an individual to the extent of leaving out injuries that an individual sustained in the crash that would affect their ability to perform a sobriety test or listing their past medications that they aren’t even currently prescribed or taking… it is so sickening to see how press will manipulate information in order to get more attention.

    • Admin User on November 29, 2022 at 4:22 pm

      The information was taken from the police report. If there are discrepancies then take that up with the police department. You can get a copy of the report at the courthouse it’s public record. No information was manipulated-it came straight from the report.

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