According to police on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at approximately 2:10 am police were called to western St. Catharines in response to the report of a vehicle having struck two parked cars and then failing to remain at the scene of the accident
Investigation revealed that a female was operating her Chevrolet Cavalier at a high rate of speed on Pelham Road with her two week old infant in the vehicle. She lost control of the vehicle and struck two parked cars on the side of the roadway. The force of the impact tore the front tire from the vehicle. The female driver stopped momentarily but then fled the scene at a high rate of speed, driving merely on the rim of the vehicle. Witnesses reported seeing sparks flying from the vehicle’s rim.
The female, followed by witnesses, drove approximately a kilometer to her residence where she removed her newborn baby from the damaged vehicle and brought her inside the residence. Police were able to immediately locate the driver from the witness accounts of the incident. She was found to be under the influence of alcohol and subsequently placed under arrest for Impaired Driving. The female provided breath samples registering more than double the legal limit.
The newborn baby was assessed by medical personnel and released into the custody of Family and Children’s Services Niagara.
The driver is currently charged with Impaired Driving, Over 80mg, and Failing to Remain at the scene of a collision.
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