Records: Lewiston mother had conditional license when she backed over daughter

Taneisha Thomas (Androscoggin County Jail)

LEWISTON (WGME) -- Lewiston police continue to investigate the death of a toddler who was hit and killed over the weekend.

Investigators say 17-month-old Tiannah Sevey died after being struck by a car driven by her mother Taneisha Thomas.

The CBS 13 I-Team discovers Thomas just recently got permission to drive again after an arrest last month.

According to police reports and court documents, Thomas was arrested August 13 for operating under the influence.

After the arrest, her license was suspended for three years, but on September 11, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles gave her permission to drive with certain restrictions until a hearing set for this Thursday.

Lewiston police say Thomas was backing up after a birthday party on Saturday night and hit and killed her 17-month-old.

It happened around 5 o'clock at the Pleasant View Acres apartment complex.

There's now a memorial to remember the young girl near where she was killed.

Lewiston police say this investigation is far from complete as they wait for lab results, including a standard blood test to determine if the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

No charges are filed and police say it's too early to say whether there could be any charges.

Court records also show Taneisha Thomas was convicted four years ago of operating under the influence after hitting a parked car.

According to those records, her blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit.

But again -- police say at this point -- there are no charges in connection with the deadly Saturday night investigation.

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