Drunken Mom Flipped Car With Child Inside: Cops

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    A Hartford mom was drunk and her 2-year-old son was not in a car seat when she flipped her car in New Britain on Sunday evening, then ran from the scene of the crash, according to police.

    A Hartford mom was drunk and her 2-year-old son was not in a car seat when she flipped her car in New Britain on Sunday evening, then ran from the scene of the crash, according to police.

    Erika Carrasquillo, 29, drove off the road near the intersection of Burritt and Myrtle streets at 7:10 p.m. , rolled her car onto its roof, then hit a curb and a fence, according to police. 

    Carrasquillo was able to pull herself and her son from the car, then ran off, but an officer responding to the crash scene found her nearby, police said.

    Officers noted that Carrasquillo smelled of alcohol and said she failed roadside field sobriety tests. 

    Breath tests later showed that her blood alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit, according to police.

    Officers also determined that Carrasquillo has no license or insurance and that her son had not been secured in a child restraint seat.

    Carrasquillo was not hurt.  Her son was taken to an area hospital to be evaluated as a precaution.  He
    was treated and released to a family member.        

    Carrasquillo was charged with driving under the influence, not having a license, risk of injury, having no insurance, evading responsibility, failure to drive right and failure to have a child seat.

    It is not clear if she has an attorney.