Female Charged with Child Endangerment after Vehicle Collision

The Columbia Police Department’s (CPD) Traffic Safety Unit (TSU) has charged a 27-year-old female after being accused of endangering the life of a child while driving last weekend.

Chelsea Skrzypczak (DOB: 10-24-1991) was arrested today after being released from a local hospital.

She is charged with Driving Under the Influence, Child Endangerment and Driving Under Suspension – First Offense.

Skrzypczak is currently housed at Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC). The Traffic Safety Unit (TSU) consulted with the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office regarding the case.

The charges stem from a collision involving two vehicles on June 2, 2019 at the 4100 block of Leesburg Road.

A 60-year-old female driver of a Honda Odyssey is accused of crossing over into the next lane of travel, striking Skrzypczak’s Chevy Equinox head-on.  An 8-year-old female child who was with Skrzypczak at the time, suffered serious injuries and continues to receive medical attention at a local hospital.

Skrzypczak’s was also injured and while en route to a hospital, EMS administered Narcan due to a possible drug overdose.

The Honda driver remains hospitalized and was cited for driving left of center (of the road).

All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.