Police: Woman was drunk at scene where car hit post at Romulus school

A car slammed into a light post right outside a Romulus elementary school Tuesday.

Police say a woman inside the vehicle was drunk and that she was there to pick up her child. Now she is facing charges.

Shadonna Overall, 26, was arraigned on two misdemeanor charges - disorderly intoxication and disrupting a school function. 

"My principal reported to me that a car came out of control, hit the light up there," said Marjie McAnally, Romulus Schools Superintendent. "When that happened, she went to an immediate lock down. She didn't know why the car was there so she made sure the kids were safe and called the police."

The crash happened at 2 p.m. while students were inside. No injuries were reported. 

Police say Overall was with an unidentified man at the time and under the influence of alcohol. So the school refused to release the child in their care.

That was when police say the two became unruly. The man is being held in jail awaiting a court appearance.

Court records show Overall was convicted for operating a vehicle under intoxication and does not have a license. 

Overall appeared in a video conference before a Romulus district court judge Wednesday. She did not speak at the hearing but a not guilty plea was entered for her. She will be back in court later this month.

Parents at the school had good things to say about the district, but one parent said he had no idea about the lock down or the crash. 

"I'm going to be checking into it myself," said parent Wallis Bouy, who said he was not notified at the time.
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