ST. AUGUSTINE - A woman pulled over for allegedly running a red light had a 24-pack of beer strapped in with a seat belt but had a 16-month-old girl unrestrained in the back seat of her car with the toddler's mother, authorities said.
Tina D. Williams, 46, was arrested Sunday after she was pulled over. She was charged with driving under the influence, child abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without a valid license, a jail official said. A 24-pack of Busch beer was strapped in the passenger-side seat belt, according to an arrest report.
The girl was in the back seat with 20-year-old Amber Tedrick, who is the toddler's mother, authorities said. It was not clear if she would face charges, but the child was released to her care, according to The Florida Times-Union.
Williams said she didn't know why the child wasn't restrained.
In a purse belonging to Williams, a deputy also found two metal pipes commonly used to smoke drugs, authorities said.
Williams refused to take a breath test, the report said.