- Associated Press - Thursday, July 6, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Santa Fe police are crediting bystanders with stopping an intoxicated woman who tried to drive away with her infant granddaughter dangling outside the rear door of a pickup truck.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (https://bit.ly/2uOx81u ) the 9-month-old girl was strapped in a safety seat as it hung outside the moving truck and was not injured.

Police arrested 64-year-old Bertha Boling on suspicion of aggravated battery, child abuse, aggravated drunken driving and reckless driving. She was booked into the Santa Fe County jail Tuesday evening.

Court records show Boling’s blood-alcohol level was 0.22 percent, more than twice the limit for a driver in New Mexico.

In 2009, records show Boling pleaded no contest to a first offense of drunken driving and was sentenced to community service and a year’s probation.


Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, https://www.sfnewmexican.com

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