Howell, NJ woman drove drunk with child in the back seat, Ocean Township, NJ police say
A Howell Township woman is facing serious charges after police arrested her for driving while drunk with a child sleeping in the back of the vehicle.
Police in Ocean Township said they pulled over 26-year old Anteirah Mitchell along Route 66 and Cedar Village Boulevard around 10:00 pm on Tuesday and found a man in passenger seat and a child sleeping in the back.
Officers conducted an on-scene investigation where they determined that Mitchell was operating the vehicle while intoxicated and said she had done so knowingly while responsible for the care of the juvenile.
Police said when they tried to place Mitchell under arrest, she resisted officer control by tensing her body and pulling away from officers.
Upon the eventual arrest, Mitchell was charged with Driving While intoxicated, Resisting Arrest, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and various other motor vehicle violations.
She was processed and later released on a criminal summons pending initial court appearance.
Ocean Township Police said the child was taken into custody and at the direction of the Department of Child Protection & Permanency, was placed in the temporary custody of a family member.