Spanaway crash linked to drunk mother speeding with baby in arms

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Courtesy: Jennifer Dickens

SPANAWAY, Wash. — The Pierce Co. Sheriff’s Office says a drunk mother caused a rollover crash, after she sped away from her house with an infant in her arms, on Saturday night.

Deputies were first called to a domestic dispute, between a husband and wife, on the 17800 block of 78th Ave. Ct. E. in Spanaway, around 9:45 p.m.

Investigators believe both parties involved were drunk.

Following the altercation, deputies say the woman took her 4-month-old baby and hopped in a minivan before speeding off.

Units did not actively pursue the van, because they were aware an infant was in the vehicle.

A few minutes later, the minivan struck a pickup truck, causing it to roll near the 17400 block of Spanaway loop. The truck’s driver suffered moderate injuries, but they are not thought to be life threatening.

The baby had some cuts, but deputies say it will be okay.

The mother remains hospitalized.

Upon release, she will likely face charges of reckless endangerment and DUI, alongside charges of assault, stemming from the original domestic dispute.