Woman pulled over for 4th offense DWI with unrestrained child in car
ST. AMANT - A 32-year-old woman from St. Amant was arrested for her fourth DWI after she was reportedly pulled over with a BAC more than four times the legal limit with her unrestrained infant child in the vehicle Monday night, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said Katherine Summerfield was charged with fourth offense operating a vehicle while intoxicated and child passenger restraint system after they were dispatched to a trailer park on Highway 22 in St. Amant in reference to a domestic disturbance.
When they arrived on the scene, deputies said Summerfield got into her vehicle with her infant child and tried to leave the trailer park. She left her child unrestrained, according to deputies. APSO deputies were able to stop the vehicle, and Summerfield admitted she had been consuming alcohol.
She was taken to the Ascension Parish Jail, and her child was placed in the care of her next of kin.
Just two days prior on Saturday, deputies said they responded to the same residence in Countryview Trailer Park in reference to a welfare concern. They said they arrived on the scene to find the woman asleep in her vehicle with it running and in gear. Before deputies arrived, a concerned neighbor removed Summerfield’s child from the vehicle. Summerfield was given a chemical test on Saturday where her BAC was measured at more than four times the legal limit. APSO reported she was booked into the parish jail and charged with her third offense DWI along with child endangerment.
She was also arrested on Feb. 1 by Louisiana State Police where she was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. On July 3, she was charged with her first DWI with child endangerment, hit-and-run driving, careless operation and traffic-control signals by Ascension deputies.
More charges may be pending. Summerfield is being held without bond pending a hearing next Monday.
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