Virginia Ramsey, Mom Who Tried to Sell Her Baby, Suspected of DUI in Fatal Crash

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Virginia Ramsey already had one black mark on her permanent record. In 2002, the new mom was convicted of trying to sell her seven-month-old son to a family friend. Now the 36-year-old from Auburn is facing a more serious charge, suspected of causing the crash that killed another driver.

On Monday night Federal Way officers responded to a 911 call about a reckless driver. When they arrived on the scene the driver floored it in an attempt to get away. Two miles later the chase ended in tragedy when the car t-boned another vehicle, killing 40-year-old father of two, Doug Simmons, and seriously injuring a passenger.

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Virginia Ramsey's car after the crash.
Ramsey was pulled out of her late model Honda, still alive and, based on the suspicion that she may be charged with DUI, possibly drunk. She's now at St. Joseph's hospital in serious condition.

Nine years ago, Ramsey offered to sell her son, who had been born with fetal alcohol syndrome, to a family friend for $2,000. The baby cried too much, she said, and she needed the money. Money which court records show she then blew gambling and buying video games.

Ramsey told a judge that she was addressing her problems with drinking and drugs during her 2003 trial. Then she plead guilty and was sentenced to 15 days in jail, 75 days of electronic home-monitoring and 240 hours of community service.

Since then she's also been convicted of domestic violence, assault and possession of controlled substances. And may now face charges of vehicular assault, vehicular homicide, murder and attempted murder.

 
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