Phoenix woman accused of driving impaired with infant in car

Posted at 7:13 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 22:13:46-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix say a woman has been arrested for allegedly driving impaired with her infant inside the vehicle.

They say 33-year-old Sussan Lira was booked into jail Monday on suspicion of aggravated DUI and endangerment.

Police say Lira was unable to stand on her own and refused a breath test at the scene.

Court paperwork shows Lira's vehicle was found up against a metal fence after the crash.

When officers approached the vehicle, they reported smelling alcohol and found two empty bottles in the car.

Police say a witness to the crash pulled the baby girl out of the vehicle with the car seat attached and it wasn't buckled or restrained in any way.