oh my. Alledged drinking / Percoset / aggravated DUI / child abuse, fleeing the scene, resisting…
That was the scene in Mesa on Tuesday 4/7/2015 afternoon.
Should this woman be driving — I mean should she have a drivers license?
Police: DUI suspect left Mesa wreck with victim on hood “…A police helicopter found the car a short time later and police said Querta was speeding, making unsafe lane changes and failing “to obey traffic control devices,” according to court records. Police stopped Querta’s car near Longmore and Broadway Road. Officers said she showed signs of impairment, including slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and the strong odor of alcohol, according to a police report. Officers also confirmed the other driver’s report that there was a small child in the car without a car seat. Querta resisted police attempts to draw her blood and required six officers to hold her down, police said.”
KPHO/KTVK – A woman suspected of drunken driving fled the scene of a crash in Mesa on Tuesday afternoon with the operator of the other car she hit hanging onto her roof, police said.
The driver who the woman said had jumped onto her car told police while he was holding on, he saw a child who was crying and appeared terrified unrestrained in the front seat, according to the arresting officer’s report.
Several people told officers they saw Kasana Querta, 25, collide with the other car that had stopped in the area of 1200 W. Rio Salado at around 3:45 p.m.
Querta drove a short distance until the driver who was attached to her vehicle was able to let go, police said.
A witness was able to keep an eye on the vehicle until the Mesa police helicopter was able to locate the motorist in the area of 1245 W. Main. Officers aboard the chopper said Querta committed multiple traffic violations, including speeding, unsafe lane changes and failure to obey traffic control devices.
When police finally stopped Querta’s vehicle, they confirmed her 4-year-old son was not buckled in and there were no signs of a car seat.
Querta said she took Percocet early in the morning and again in the afternoon, officers said. She said she also was aware that the driver was attached to her car when she left the accident scene, telling officers “he jumped on the car.”
Officers booked her into jail on charges of child abuse, endangerment, aggravated DUI, aggressive driving, failing to comply with a court order and failing to stay at the scene of an accident.