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Police: Mom was drunk when she ran over kid

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - Police have arrested 25-year-old Jessica Hunt on suspicion of second degree murder and child abuse.

Hunt is accused of fatally running over her 4-year-old son, Justin Oaks, Monday night. The child died from the injuries at a Tucson hospital, Tucson Police spokeswoman Sgt. Diana Lopez said in a release.

Officers responded to a home in the 6900 Block of South Missiondale Road at about 5 p.m. after receiving a call about a child who was struck by a vehicle. They immediatley saw the 4-year-old suffering from life threatening injuries on arrival, Lopez said.

Detectives say Hunt was under the influence when she put the vehicle in reverse and backed up out of the driveway, hitting the child in the process.

Hunt has been booked into Pima County Jail. The investigation is still on going, Lopez said.

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