LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) - Texas Department of Public Safety troopers arrested a 34-year-old Livingston woman Wednesday night after she allegedly drove drunk with an 8-year-old girl in the car, drove off the road, struck a stop sign, and wound up in a ditch.
Jill Bowen Burrows, of Livingston, is still being held in the Polk County Jail on a state-jail felony charge of driving drunk with a child under the age of 15 in the car, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 2 ounces. Collectively, Burrows' bail has been set at $12,500.
According to Trooper David Hendry, a DPS spokesman, troopers responded to a one-vehicle crash on State Highway 146 at approximately 8:19 p.m. Wednesday. Burrows was driving a 2001 GMC SUV when she allegedly almost hit another motorist, drove off the road, hit a stop sign, and came to rest in a ditch.
When the DPS trooper made contact with Burrows she had an odor of alcohol on her breath, and she was unsteady on her feet, Hendry said. Burrows was taken into custody after she refused a field sobriety test
Child Protective Services was notified, and the 8-year-old girl was released into the custody of family members.
After Burrows was taken to a Livingston hospital for a blood sample, she was taken to the Polk County Jail.