Twins of mother accused of hit-and-run in custody of child services

Adrienne Spates / Courtesy of Shelby County Jail
Adrienne Spates / Courtesy of Shelby County Jail
Photo of Adrienne Spates and her conjoined twins in 2011.
Photo of Adrienne Spates and her conjoined twins in 2011.

(WMC-TV) – The formerly conjoined twins of a mother believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run one week ago are in the custody of the Department of Children's Services.

Adrienne Spates told police that the woman who was hit in the Cooper-Young area came out of nowhere. She got out of the vehicle to check on the victim, and fled when people began yelling at her.

Spates is the same woman who was in the news last year after giving birth to conjoined twins, who were later separated by surgeons.

After one week of searching for the driver of the blue SUV involved in the accident, it was located and taken to an impound lot.

Spates was then issued a misdemeanor citation. She then contacted the traffic office and gave police a statement.

The accident left one woman with a fractured pelvis and a neck injury. Shannon Parker is still recovering from the accident at The MED.

Parker told Action News 5 that it could be months before she might walk again.

The hit-and-run is not the only incident Spates is being investigated for.

In April, she was charged with DUI, public intoxication, reckless driving, and vandalism.

In a police report, it was revealed that Spates is accused of breaking out the windows of the father of her children's home.

Her twins have been in DCS custody since April.

Spates is scheduled to appear for booking and processing next month at 201 Poplar.

She has a court date set for July on charges of leaving the scene of an accident involving injury, failure to report an accident and having no insurance.

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