Woman with baby charged after leaving scene of crash

Indianapolis - Posted by Mike Dever - email

INDIANAPOLIS (WAVE) - A 19-year-old mother was arrested late Monday after she and her young child left the scene after she crashed her car into a median in the southbound lanes of Interstate 65.

Indiana State Police responded to a call about the crash around 11:30 p.m. on March 14. The caller told dispatchers it looked like a woman had struck the median in a 2000 Dodge sedan near the 113 mile marker, and was standing in the roadway holding a young child.

When troopers arrived, however, the mother and child had left the scene. Inside the vehicle they found a diaper bag, diapers, wipes and two bottles of beer.

Around 2:30 a.m. on March 15, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department contacted ISP and advised that the mother and daughter were on their way to Methodist Hospital in an ambulance.

The ambulance personnel had determined that the mother, 19-year-old Evelyn M. Haffield, had been involved in the crash and contacted the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

The mother and child were treated and for non-life threatening injuries and released. The eighteen month old child was released to a male relative. The mother, Evelyn M. Haffield, 19, of Indianapolis, was arrested. She was booked into the Marion County Processing Center.

Haffield is charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license, leaving the scene of an injury crash, and public intoxication.

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