AUBURNDALE (FOX 13) – The woman who was driving an SUV that hit and nearly killed a 5-year-old girl late last year was high on methamphetamine at the time of the crash, Auburndale police said Friday.Regina%20Shelton_1454101209283_780462_ver1_0_640_360

Deputy Chief Andy Ray said the bloodwork taken from Regina Shelton following the November 4th accident just came back, showing she had an impairing amount of meth in her system, allowing police to make the arrest.

“We want to see justice and so we feel like the injuries to Jasira and the difficulty that she and her family went through deserves some justice,” Ray said.

Investigators said Jasira Santos was riding her bike on Adams Street when Shelton lost control of her SUV, hopped the curb, and ran over the little girl.

Police are stunned Jasira survived; she’s been recovering at home for about a month.

“She came within inches of killing a little girl,” Ray said, adding Jasira suffered several injuries, including a fractured skull. “We were all very concerned about her injuries that day. They were severe.”

Shelton didn’t say much during her first court appearance Friday, as the judge set her bond at $30,000.

Her attorney, Zonald Spinks, said afterward, “what we’re looking to do is really find the truth of the matter at hand,” but declined to elaborate.

Shelton has been arrested a dozen other times for various crimes including drugs, prostitution, and burglary.



Police: Witness stopped suspected impaired driver from leaving crash scene

AUBURNDALE (FOX 13) – People who were first on the scene are still trying to wrap their minds around the stark horror of it: police say a woman driving an SUV ran over a little girl – and tried to leave the scene.Witness_helps_stop_driver_in_crash_that__0_445504_ver1_0_640_360

Five year-old Jasira Santos was riding her bike on Adams Street when she was run over by a suspected impaired driver. Police say after the crash, the driver, Regina Shelton, tried to get away, but Efrain Crespo stopped her. The passenger side door was open, so he jumped in.

“I just went inside, grabbed the key and put it in my pocket until the cops got there,” he told FOX 13 on Thursday, the day after the tragedy

Before police arrived, Crespo saw something that astounded him.

“She just opened the door, popped a beer, and went like this [he gestured as if he was drinking] and drank it,” Crespo said.

When Patrick Flewellen arrived right after that, he says Shelton was motionless.

“She appeared to be passed out, slumped over with her head down, and not really paying attention to, not really aware anybody was around her,” he said.

Shelton has been arrested a dozen times, but never for DUI. Police are waiting for the results of bloodwork before they make a determination in this case.

At last check, Santos was in very critical condition.



  1. cheyenne shelton says:

    This is so stupid.I am regina’s daugter.i am almost 15.i know what she did was unforgettable. This woman has been in and out of my life.i have been in foster care cents i was 2 along with my sister and matter what my mother has done she DOES NOT need to be put on any website like this.i dont even talk to her or anything i dont call her mom.however she is still a human.i’m sure anyone who has read this has went to a bar had a couple of shots or beers and then drove home.One thing i do know about regina is that shes hurt and lost and confused.she does have mental issues and a drinking problem.yes i know this. hey still what if it was would feel so much self hate. so how do you think she feels when everyone is blasting thinghs all over the place.look at her history.she was at the top of her class graudwatied at 17 allways had A honner roll.she wasen’t all ways like this.just think about it.put your self in her shoes.?????? CHEYENNE SHELTON