The Bell County Grand Jury indicted a Temple woman Wednesday who was arrested in January for driving while intoxicated with her young daughter.
On January 18, a Temple police officer was dispatched to the Walmart at 6801 W. Adams Ave. for a call about a young child walking in the parking lot. According to an affidavit, the child, wearing pajamas and socks, was seen walking around the parking lot, unattended, with temperatures in the 20s. The child had been picked up, taken into the store, where the employee notified authorities about the situation.
While the officer was on the way to the scene, he received a call that a black female, later identified as 26-year-old Larnesha Westbrook, fled the scene in a green Cadillac with a handicapped placard, according to the affidavit. The officer found a vehicle matching the description leaving the Walmart parking lot, prompting him to make a traffic stop.
According to the affidavit, the officer saw the child standing up unrestrained in the backseat.
During a conversation with the officer, Westbrook initially identified herself with a different name but later admitted she had given her sister’s name. She also told the officer the child was her daughter and that she was six-months-old but later told stated she was two-years-old, according to the affidavit.
The officer observed slurred speech, the smell of alcohol, and a spilled bottle later identity as Tylenol PM. According to the affidavit, Westbrook admitted to taking the Tylenol.
After standard field sobriety tests were conducted, the officer arrested Westbrook.
As of Wednesday, she is facing the charge of Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger.