Erin Garcia Wiki – Erin Garcia Biography
Erin Garci, a California woman, was arrested after she allegedly dragged her 8-year-old daughter and a passerby with her vehicle after the girl tried to prevent her from driving while intoxicated Thursday night, police said.
The woman, identified as Erin Garcia, 44, decided to leave her mother’s home in Placentia, California, just before midnight Thursday while she was allegedly intoxicated, the Placentia Police Department said in a statement from the press.
Erin Garcia is 44 years old.
Charges – Arrested
Garcia’s daughter was concerned about driving while intoxicated, so the girl followed her to the vehicle, grabbed the passenger’s handle and told her mother to stop, according to police.
Garcia then looked at her daughter and then proceeded to walk away from her, dragging the young woman alongside the vehicle for about 300 feet.
A man who observed what was happening tried to intervene, police said. He and Garcia’s mother attempted to get Garcia out of the vehicle, but she backed away from her, dragging the viewer a “short distance” before finally pulling away from the scene.
Officers responded to the home and found Garcia hiding behind some bushes in the backyard. While they were arresting her, she allegedly kicked them.
Both the boy and the bystander were taken to local hospitals with “moderate injuries.” Garcia’s daughter suffered abrasions on her legs and feet, police said.
Garcia was booked into the Orange County Jail on charges that include assault with a deadly weapon, endangering a minor and assault on a law enforcement officer, according to police.
Placentia is a city of approximately 51,000 inhabitants located in Orange County, southeast of Los Angeles, according to data from the US Census Bureau.
About 28 people in the United States die each day in drunk driving-related crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Alcohol is known to reduce brain function, including thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination. It can have various impacts on driving, such as decreased vision, reduced ability to track objects, difficulty driving a vehicle, and a delayed reaction to emergencies.
“Driving after drinking is deadly. However, it continues to occur in the United States. If you drive under the influence of alcohol, you could be arrested or, worse, be involved in a traffic accident that causes serious injury or death.” warns NHTSA.