Livingston woman indicted for driving drunk with kids, causing wreck

Victoria Baudat (Source: Polk County Jail)
Victoria Baudat (Source: Polk County Jail)

LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) - Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety arrested a 25-year-old Livingston woman Friday for allegedly driving drunk at a high rate of speed, cutting in front of another vehicle, and causing the driver of that vehicle to ram her.

At the time, Victoria Jean Baudat's two children, both under the age of 15, were in the car with her. Baudat's 6-year-old son was seriously injured when he was ejected from her vehicle.

Baudat is still being held in the Polk County Jail on felony charges of abandon or endangering an child/criminal negligence, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and injury to a child with the intent to cause serious bodily injury. Collectively, her bail has been set at $95,000.

According to the text of the  Polk County grand jury indictment handed down on March 22, the incident happened on Oct. 18, 2012. Baudat was allegedly intoxicated when she abruptly cut in front of a vehicle, causing that vehicle to strike her car. Reportedly, both her daughter and son were unrestrained when the collision occurred.

Emily Edwards, Polk County assistant district attorney, said warrant's for Baudat's arrest were not issued until after she was indicted.

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