People travel California highways at a variety of different times for a variety of different reasons. Despite this, police may be quick to assume that a person who is driving during the early morning hours is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, law enforcement officials suspect that a woman was drunk driving with a toddler in her vehicle.

The incident that led to the woman’s arrest happened during the early morning hours of a day in early February. According to reports, deputies attempted to stop the woman, suspecting her of driving under the influence. However, deputies claim that the woman refused to pull over, prompting a pursuit that allegedly reached speeds of 70 mph.

The 27-year-old woman reportedly stopped only after arriving at a residence. Police say that she exited the vehicle holding a 3-year-old girl, later identified as her niece. Apparently because there was no car seat in the vehicle, police concluded that the woman was driving with the toddler on her lap. The woman was taken into custody after she allegedly failed a field sobriety test.

As a result of the incident, the California woman faces multiple charges, including evading police, driving under the influence and child endangerment. Now, as a result of the drunk driving and other allegations, she likely faces multiple decisions that will likely impact the rest of her life. To ensure that she has the necessary information to make informed decisions, she may choose to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Those who do so often feel more confident in the decisions they make as they navigate the criminal justice system.