The driver of an SUV which crashed into a tree near Windemere Ranch Middle School late Saturday was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and child endangerment after officers found her holed up in a bathroom at the school.
First responders were sent out to East Branch Parkway shortly after 10 p.m. after witnesses reported seeing an SUV hit a tree there. Civilian samaritans and police could not find the driver of the vehicle or any occupants until a person was located on school grounds, locked in a bathroom and reportedly resistant to suggestions to come out and talk to police.
The unnamed driver, believed to be from Danville, held officers at bay with requests to use the restroom until eventually coming out to meet with police – who then placed her under arrest for DUI.
Officers also located a juvenile in the vehicle at the time of the crash, though it was not disclosed where the youth was found, and additionally charged the driver with child endangerment.
He was taken to the hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries suffered in the crash.