Child endangerment on the interstate
A Greenville woman is in custody on charges that include endangering a 1-year-old child who was not in a car seat in the rear seat of a vehicle she allegedly was driving at 100 mph on the interstate.
Authorities identified the suspect as Danielle Sharlotte Flowers, 22, of 113 Mason St., Greenville. She is being held under more than $8,000 bond in connection with the Friday evening incident.
A report said a Laurens County deputy saw Flowers driving a white Suzuki on I-385 in an erratic manner, at high speed, changing lanes and causing other drivers to swerve to avoid a collision. After an attempted traffic stop at Exit 22, the vehicle increased speed to 90 mph, eventually going 100 mph before exiting I-385 at Exit 16. The vehicle went onto Quarry Road, crossed Hwy 101 and stopped at an entrance ramp for the interstate. Laurens County Sheriff’s Office and SC Highway Patrol officers took the suspect into custody.
The 1-year-old’s father arrived to take custody of the child, a report said. Another passenger with an outstanding warrant from another county was taken into custody. Flowers was arrested and charged with reckless driving, failure to stop, driving under suspension and child endangerment.
A report said she is warrant for a charge in the Lowcountry and wanted by SC Probation, Pardon & Parole.