A California woman accused of getting behind the wheel drunk and dragging her 8-year-old daughter clutching the aspect of the automobile some 300 ft whereas pulling away is anticipated in courtroom Monday. 

Erin Garcia, 44, of Laguna Niguel, California, is charged with assault with a lethal weapon, youngster endangerment and battery in path of a peace officer, the Placentia Police Department stated. She was held on $100,000 bail before her arraignment listening to scheduled Monday, KCAL reported. 

The police division in Placentia, a metropolis in northern Orange County about 30 miles from Los Angeles, stated officers responded to the 400 block of Orchid Drive at about 11:37 p.m. Thursday and situated an 8-year-old lady struggling abrasions to her legs and ft. She was with her grandmother. 

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Police stated Garcia, who is the 8-year-old’s mom, “was intoxicated” as she determined to go away the residence of her personal mom – the kid’s grandmother. The lady “was concerned about her driving due to her intoxication level and followed Garcia out to her vehicle,” the division stated in a press launch. 

Erin Garcia, 44, of Laguna Niguel, Calif. is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, child endangerment and battery against a peace officer. 

Erin Garcia, 44, of Laguna Niguel, Calif. is charged with assault with a lethal weapon, youngster endangerment and battery in path of a peace officer. 
(Placentia Police Department)

“The child grabbed the passenger’s door handle and told Garcia to stop,” police stated. “Garcia looked at the child and proceeded to drive away dragging her child alongside the vehicle for approximately 300 feet.” 

A male, grownup bystander noticed what was occurring and tried to intervene, police stated. Garcia stopped because of the bystander and the grandmother tried to get her out of the automobile. But “Garcia then proceeded to drive away and the bystander was dragged by Garcia’s vehicle for a short distance,” police stated. 

Garcia then drove away from the scene, in accordance to police. Placentia officers responded to the an an identical residence “a short time later” to uncover Garcia hiding behind some bushes contained in the yard. Garcia allegedly “resisted and kicked at officers” trying to take her into custody, police stated. 

She was then taken into custody with out additional incident. The youngster and bystander have been transported to native hospitals with “moderate injuries,” police stated. Garcia was later transported to the Orange County Jail.