Deputies: Woman drove, crashed under the influence with baby in car

Kelsey Steele, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office photo

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) – A woman is accused of driving and crashing her car – while under the influence – with a baby inside.

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested the woman Wednesday. Kelsey Steele, 27, was charged with DUI with property damage after she allegedly sideswiped another vehicle near the intersection of 36th Avenue S and 31st Street S in St. Petersburg.

After Steele allegedly left the scene of the accident, deputies caught up with her. They say there was a 9-month-old child inside the vehicle.

PCSO deputies say she Steele had bloodshot eyes with a dazed expression on her face, along with a strong odor of alcohol on her breath. Steele was also found to be unsteady, deputies said.

She is being held in Pinellas County Jail on $500 bond.


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