Authorities: Woman ‘tearing’ through Earlville with kids in back of truck arrested for endangerment
A Guttenberg woman was arrested after two witnesses say she was driving recklessly through Earlville with her children sitting on a toolbox in the bed of her truck, court documents state.
Cindy Rose Smith, 32, Guttenberg, was arrested on two counts of child endangerment and interference with official acts July 22.
According to court documents, Delaware County dispatch received a report of a truck with two young children on the back driving fast and recklessly through Earlville at approximately 8 p.m.
When the responding officer arrived in Earlville, a different individual flagged him down to tell him about the way the truck was driving.
The individual told the officer the female driver was “tearing” around town and gave a description. The officer then went to a residence on 260th Avenue and met with Smith. Smith admitted to driving on the public roadway with her children sitting on the toolbox in the bed of the truck.
As another officer went to place Smith under arrest, she pulled away and refused to place her hands behind her back, documents state.
“She clenched her arms in front of her body and refused my commands to comply,” documents state. “Cindy had to be assisted to the ground to gain control of her and to place her into handcuffs.”