A mother led police on a chase while driving drunk Tuesday afternoon on the Westside, all while her child sat in the backseat, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Police said officers tried to stop 32-year-old Roxsann Hathaway about 5:40 p.m. on suspicion of driving under the influence, and she didn't stop.
When Hathaway's car reached the 5800 block of Timuquana Road, an officer pulled alongside her to prevent her from going back into oncoming traffic, according to a police report.
Hathaway then looked right at the officer and purposely turned her car toward the officer's trying to ram him, according to the report, and the officers hit the brakes to avoid the collision.
Police said they deployed a spike strip and Hathaway's car was stopped. When officers went to detain her, Hathaway began resisting arrest and punched and swung at the officers, according to the police report. She hit one officer in his face, arms and chest. The officer, however, wasn't hurt.
Hathaway was eventually arrested, and police found her child in the backseat of her car. They said the child, whose age was redacted from the police report, was in a car seat but was not properly secured.
The child was not hurt but was taken to a hospital for precautionary reasons.
Hathaway was booked into the Duval County jail with bail set at $46,526. She is charged with child neglect, DUI and knowingly operating a vehicle while driver's license suspended or canceled.