Car crash leads police to house where children are left alone

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Police say a woman was so drunk she put the lives of five juveniles in danger.

Kennesaw Police were investigating a head-on crash Friday evening when they learned the driver had left two toddlers in a home alone. When police went to check on the children, it led to another arrest. 

Two teenagers and a younger sibling were coming home from a high school football game Friday night. They were close to home when they were hit head-on by another car. The teens say they had to jump out of the vehicle just before it rolled down a steep ravine. 

"Came into our lane and smacked us head-on. Me and her jumped out here, he jumped out when it was on the hill," said the teen driver. Miraculously they escaped with a few bumps, bruises and scratches.

Kennesaw Police say the driver of the other car, Kellie Hutcheson, was under the influence. 

"Once she got out of the vehicle, and the officers were talking to her, her speech was slurred, her eyes were glassy and there was alcohol in the vehicle," said Kennesaw Police Officer Scott Luther.  

Detectives on the scene say Hutcheson was confused. She told them she and her husband, Christopher Hutcheson, were babysitting a relative's children, a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. The children were now home alone. Hutcheson didn't know where her husband was, nor did she know the address of the home. 

After a number of phone calls, police were finally able to get enough information to find the house.  It was about a mile away from the crash scene. 

"We did go to the house, the door was unlocked found two juveniles home alone, they were safe but regardless they were home alone," said Luther.

When Christopher Hutcheson, the man who was also supposed to be babysitting, came home, Police say he was also under the influence and was arrested.

Kellie Hutcheson is charged with DUI, and two counts of cruelty to children for leaving the kids at home alone.  Police say this is her fourth DUI since 2009.