Bond lowered for mom accused of drunk driving crash that killed 3-year-old son

- A judge lowered the bond for a mother accused of driving drunk and crashing, killing her 3-year-old son, which now makes it possible for the woman to be out on bond.

The judge ordered the bond for 27-year-old Charlessia Pelt to be lowered from $1 million, 10% bond, down to $10,000, 10%. She is charged with reckless driving causing death, child abuse and operating while intoxicated.

Police say on Aug. 6, Pelt allegedly drove through a red light near Seven Mile and Hayes and hit another car. Her 3-year-old son Michael Jones was unrestrained in the rear passenger seat and was ejected from the car upon impact. He did not survive his injuries.

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Officials say Michael's two sisters, 8-year-old Aaliyah and 2 and 1/2-month-old Mia, were both in the car at the time but are OK.

Pelt will be on house arrest with a GPS and alcohol tether. She will not have custody of her children as there is an ongoing CPS investigation.

The exam was rescheduled for Aug. 31. 

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