Mother Gets Stolen Car Stuck In Fresh Concrete – Flees With Child & Whiskey
A Washington mother was arrested after she drove a stolen car into fresh concrete and got stuck before attempting to flee the scene with a child and a bottle of whiskey.
Crews in Lakewood were pouring concrete for a stretch of pavement at the North Gate Road and Edgewood Avenue roundabout, on Monday at the time of the incident, city officials said.
“Thanks to a series of poor choices by an individual (including driving a stolen car with a bottle of whiskey in hand) our pavement pouring at the North Gate Rd/Edgewood Ave roundabout is setback,” the city tweeted on Monday.
Photos from the scene showed the stolen Mini Cooper stuck in the concrete and a set of footprints leading away.
The driver, a 32-year-old woman, had her 4-year-old son with her in the backseat at the time of the incident, authorities said.
Witnesses reported seeing the woman throw a television, an Instant Pot, and a half-empty bottle of whiskey from the car before trying to flee the scene.
The vehicle and other stolen items were taken from the home of the suspect’s mother, according to the report.
The woman, whose name was not immediately released, was booked into jail on suspicion of negligent driving, with additional charges of vehicle theft and possession of the stolen property pending.
Meanwhile, the city said its contractor team was working to repair the damage.