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- The initial crash took place near the intersection of Ives Dairy Road and I-95, where a woman crashed her car.
A South Florida woman is facing charges following a wild sequence of events that included a drunken crash, a carjacking and kidnapping, and two other crashes that left another driver critically injured early Wednesday morning, authorities said.
The incident began around 1:30 a.m. when the woman, identified as 31-year-old Alexis Facey, crashed her Lexus sedan into a ditch in the area of Ives Dairy Road and Interstate 95, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
After two other vehicles stopped to offer help, Facey jumped into the car belonging to one Good Samaritan – which had a grandmother and baby inside – and fled the scene, FHP officials said.
"The wife of one of the Good Samaritans that also got out to help her sees that she’s stealing the car and she tries to stop the car, for the simple fact that inside that vehicle there is an 11-month-old baby and the mother-in-law," FHP Trooper Joe Sanchez said.
Two men who had stopped to help followed the stolen car in another vehicle before they ended up crashing near the intersection of US-441 and Miramar Parkway, officials said.
A short time later, Facey crashed into another car near the intersection of Southwest 62nd Avenue and Miramar Parkway, officials said.
Facey, who Florida Highway Patrol officials said was under the influence during the incidents, was taken into custody, while the female driver in the final crash was rushed to Memorial Regional Hospital in critical condition.
All other people involved, including the grandmother and infant, were unharmed in the incidents.
Facey is facing a number of charges including attempted kidnapping, aggravated battery, grand theft auto, and leaving the scene of a crash. She was booked into jail, and attorney information wasn't available.