A Waukegan woman was arrested after allegedly driving drunk with a child in her car and committing a hit-and-run crash with injuries in Waukegan.
Aniaha A. Bennett, 24, of the 200 block of Julian Street in Waukegan, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, endangering the life of a child and leaving the scene of a personal injury crash.
Bennett allegedly drove a 2003 Ford Windstar while under the influence of alcohol on the evening of September 1.
Bennett, who also had a 16-year-old juvenile in her car, drove “in a reckless manner” westbound on Grand Avenue near Ash Street in Waukegan, according to court documents.
Bennett is accused of causing a vehicle crash with injuries just west of the intersection and then fleeing the scene.
Officers with the Waukegan Police Department arrested the woman a short time later.
In addition to her charges, Bennett was also cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, driving on a suspended license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, transporting open alcohol or liquor, and expired registration.
Bennett, who remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $20,000 bond, is scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon.