A Claysville woman was arrested Saturday night after police said she was driving intoxicated while her two children were in the car.
Authorities said a Peters Township police officer was patrolling around 8:15 p.m. when he noticed a car behind him with the high beams on and crossing the center line. The officer also said the driver almost hit his cruiser.
According to the officer, he then pulled the car over on Washington Road. The driver, identified as 31-year-old Elizabeth Ann Burwell, was in the car with her 6-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son.
The officer said Burwell told him she couldn’t give him her license because her kids had her purse in the back seat, but he pointed out it was on the front seat next to her. The officer also said he argued with Burwell about the car being in park.
According to paperwork, the officer said he smelled alcohol coming from the vehicle, and as he went back to his cruiser, Burwell got angry and started to slowly drive away.
After initiating his siren and returning to Burwell’s vehicle, the officer said Burwell allegedly struggled with him as he attempted to handcuff her.
According to the officer, he repeatedly said, “Stop resisting. Put your arms behind your back.”
Authorities said Burwell refused to provide a breath test at the station. Her children were released to the custody of a family member.
She was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of children and one count of driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and resisting arrest.
She was released from jail after posting $10,000 bond. She faces a preliminary hearing on Dec. 20.