AUSTIN -- A woman charged with driving while intoxicated had her two-year-old son in the car with her.
37-year-old Jessica Marie Hernandez was arrested Christmas morning after she ran into a utility pole on Highway 71 near Southeast Metro Park and got stuck in a ditch. The crash knocked down a power line and started a small fire, police said.
According to her arrest affidavit, a witness reported Hernandez was trying to drive out of the ditch but couldn't. The affidavit said the witness pulled the toddler from the car and waited for police.
Police said Hernandez was incoherent, had slurred speech and could not tell police her son's age.