Mother Allegedly Hits Baby Stroller while Driving Stoned on Cannabis
SAN RAFAEL — A mother allegedly stoned on cannabis was arrested for a hit and run accident involving two infants. The driver was taken into custody near police headquarters after crashing into a parked car.
The suspect was driving with her 6-month-old infant in the passenger seat on February 7. At 9:26 a.m., a dispatcher began receiving calls about a vehicle hitting a baby stroller.
The pedestrian involved was a 19-year-old woman strolling with her 9-month-old brother. They were in a cross walk at Fifth Avenue and E Street, when a driver turning left failed to yield.
The impact upended the stroller and the infant was thrown onto the pavement. The baby sustained facial injuries, but his sister was not hurt.
Ashley R. Bowman, 28 of Vallejo, is the driver accused of hitting the stroller. Bowman evidently stopped and spoke briefly with the woman, before she allegedly fled from the scene.
A vehicle matching the description of hers was quickly spotted and her driving apparently faltered again. As Bowman was being pulled over by police, she crashed into a car parked on D Street.
Her vehicle reeked of cannabis, and Bowman was evaluated for being under the influence of drugs. Consequently, she was arrested and booked at Marin County Jail.
Bowman faces three separate charges:
20001 – Hit and run resulting in death or injury
23153 – DUI drugs or alcohol with injury
273A Child endangerment