Driver faces host of charges

Young child found in vehicle

WARREN — A Warren woman is free on bond after pleading not guilty Monday in Warren Municipal Court to charges that accuse her of driving while drunk, having a young child in the vehicle and running over the foot of a relative.

Doris A. Brantley, 32, faces two misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and a charge of endangering children, also a misdemeanor, in connection to a domestic violence report early Sunday morning.

Brantley, who has addresses on South Feederle Drive SE, Tod Avenue NW and Olive Avenue NE, was also cited with reckless operation, child restraint usage and driving under the influence, court records show.

Police were called just before 1 a.m. to 1984 Stewart Drive NW and found a woman in a car on the road that “took off in reverse at a high rate of speed,” jumped the curb and nearly hit a tree in a yard, according to a report.

The vehicle came back onto the road and stopped. Inside the car, police found a boy, 1, not secured in a child seat and crying, the report states. The woman smelled of alcohol, the report states.

In the back of the police cruiser, the woman yelled and kicked the window, the report states.

Witnesses told police the woman came to the Stewart Drive NW home to pick up her son and became belligerent. She drove through the yard in reverse, causing a man to jump out of the way and to injure his hand, the report states. A woman at the home told police the driver ran over her foot with the car in the lawn, the report states.

Bond for Brantley, who is due back in court March 1, was set at $2,500. The child remains at the home with family members, the report states.

rselak@tribtoday.com

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