A 4-year girl was injured Tuesday after her mother reportedly passed out behind the wheel and crashed in the parking lot of a west-side motel.
Cyrillia L. Kalloch, 31, is charged with driving under the influence, felony third-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child, refusing to take a breath-alcohol test and two counts of reckless endangerment.
According to a criminal complaint, Fairbanks police responded to the Best Western Motel off Airport Way at 11:13 p.m. and found a 2010 Ford Escape rolled onto its side. A young girl was crying and had an abrasion on her left eye and fresh blood and swelling on her face. Kalloch, who was later identified as the girl's mother, smelled like alcohol and was moved out of the vehicle on a stretcher.
A man and woman sitting on a bench next to the hotel told police they had both been in the Escape at the time of the accident and that Kalloch had been driving. The man, Carlos Colbert, said Kalloch entered the motel parking lot at a high rate of speed when she "fell asleep." Colbert said he grabbed the wheel to avoid hitting the building, according to the complaint. The woman told police she grabbed Kalloch's little girl and held her because the girl was not in a child safety seat.
A motel employee told police she saw the Escape speed into the parking lot and hit a decorative pole.
Kalloch was medically cleared at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and released. Kalloch refused to take a field sobriety test or a breath-alcohol test.
Colbert was arrested for fourth-degree assault two hours later after Alaska State Troopers responded to a 911 call near Geist Road and saw Colbert grab a woman by the arms and jostle her side to side. Colbert said he and the woman had been in a car accident and were walking home but that the woman kept trying to turn around and go back toward town.
Colbert told the trooper he was dragging the woman around to stop her from leaving and said "If I have to drag her down to Ester, I'll do it," according to the complaint.
The woman had fresh scrapes and bruises on her knees and wrists.
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