Driving with headlights off ends with child endangerment charges
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:51:38 GMT —
A Brownsville woman is facing charges after a police officer allegedly caught her driving 10 people and two children with the headlights off.
Brownsville police arrested 22-year-old Stephanie Ann Rodriguez on multiple criminal charges early Monday morning.
Investigators told Action 4 News that a police officer pulled over her car on the 4200 block of Boca Chica Boulevard.
The officer reported that Rodriguez was driving a car with 10 people and two babies without child safety seats.
Brownsville police officer Billy Killebrew spoke to Action 4 News about the incident.
Being that there are so many people in the car you have two children they are probably sitting on someone TMs lap, if they make a sudden stop or they are involved in a accident those children are going to be ejected or hit a windshield, Officer Killebrew said.
Police charged Rodriguez with reckless driving and two counts of child endangerment.