Woman Cited For OVI After Crashing In McComb

A woman is facing charges that include OVI and endangering children after crashing her car in McComb.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office said it received a report of a reckless vehicle on State Route 186 at 7:10 Thursday morning.

The caller said the vehicle had driven off the road, through a stop sign and into a field.

While searching the area, deputies received a report of a car matching the description of the one they were looking for that had crashed on Park Drive, near Merrimont Drive, in McComb.

The Sheriff’s Office says, through their investigation, they learned that Reyna A. Ortega, 26, of Findlay, was driving south on Park Drive and went off the west side of the roadway, striking a cable box and a pole.

The Sheriff’s Office says indicators of drug use were observed so K9 Charlie was deployed.

Charlie made a positive alert on the vehicle and drug paraphernalia was located during a search.

Ortega was issued citations for OVI, driving under suspension, failure to control and drug paraphernalia.

She was also charged with endangering children, as there was a 7-year-old in the vehicle.

Ortega and the child were not injured in the crash. A 27-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment.

The Sheriff’s Office says drugs are believed to be a factor in the crash.