A drunk driving mother ran over her child’s father with her car and then drove into a nearby lake in suburban Houston, nearly drowning herself and her 6-month-old baby police said.
Galveston, Texas police charged Latonya Kirven, 30, driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle and assault with a deadly weapon after the Monday afternoon rampage.
Matt Grey, 70, is in critical condition with a broken neck and other injuries. A group of onlookers rescued Kirven and her baby from the sinking car, Houston’s KHOU reported. The mother and child escaped unscathed.
Police said the incident started Monday afternoon when Kirven “flipped out” during an argument with Grey, the TV station reported.
The mom got into her car with her 6-month-old son, slammed into the victim and drove off, police said.