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Terre Haute woman charged for driving under the influence with a newborn in the car

A Terre Haute woman is facing charges after police say she drove under the influence of a controlled substance with a baby in the car.

Posted: Oct 17, 2019 12:23 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A Terre Haute woman is facing charges after police say she drove under the influence of a controlled substance with a baby in the car.

It happened on Wednesday when Indiana State Police pulled over 20-year-old Emili Garner for unsafe lane movement near U.S. 40 and Hunt Road.

After an investigation, police say Garner was under the influence of a controlled substance.

Police say Garner's newborn infant was also in the vehicle with her.

She allegedly refused to take a chemical test and was taken to the Vigo County Jail.

Garner was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a passenger less than 18, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

DCS gave the baby's grandmother custody.

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