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UPDATE: Mother arrested for child abuse in rollover crash

Posted: Updated: July 10, 2013 04:49 PM CDT

By: KLKN Newsroom
8@klkntv.com

A Lincoln woman has been arrested for felony child abuse in Tuesday night's rollover crash.

Police say 33-year-old Amanda Henson rolled her car near 17th and Garfield last night at around 10:30 p.m.  17th St. is under construction there between South and A Streets.  Police say she had her  7-month-old in the car with her.  Henson and her baby were treated at the hospital.  The baby is expected to be okay.  Henson was released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon and taken to jail.

Police say Henson had been huffing from a can of compressed air.  Her car entered the construction zone, rolled and hit some construction equipment.   In addition to the child abuse charge, Henson was also cited for DUI, Willful Reckless Driving, and Using Intoxicating Compound (huffing).

A witness told police they say Henson get out of her car and hide a bag containing a can of the compressed air behind a construction trailer.  Police say an empty can was also found next to her car door.

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