SANTA FE, N.M. — A grandmother is accused of driving off with a baby strapped in a car seat and dangling from the rear door.
The baby’s mother says she was going to give her mother a ride home and placed in the baby in her safety seat before the 64-year-old woman got in the driver seat and sped off. The mother was dragged by the car while she held onto the car seat.
Santa Fe police say bystanders were able to block the grandmother’s path to keep her from driving away.
The baby was not hurt, but the mother suffered minor injuries.
Police say the grandmother’s blood-alcohol level was more than twice the limit for a driver in New Mexico. She was charged with child abuse, reckless driving and aggravated drunk driving.