Melissa Boyd had quite an evening of it this past Saturday. She was busted after a crash in which she's alleged to have drunkenly hit and run -- and shortly thereafter, authorities learned she'd left her eleven-month-old baby home alone while she did it. Continue for photos, video and details from a vivid police report also included below.
Late on January 10, according to a probable cause statement included in the documents below, Denver police officers were called to the intersection of East 12th Avenue and Logan Street on a report of a traffic accident.
The driver in the case was identified as Boyd, who apparently wasn't terrifically interested in sticking around. The report says she ran away from the scene, but didn't get far -- and when she was questioned, the cop on the scene says she displayed "the listed indica of impairment: speech was slurred/mumbling.stammering/shouting/breath had a strong odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage/balance was swaying, staggering, stumbling/eyes were bloodshot/watery."
Nonetheless, Boyd reportedly consented to a field sobriety test, which she failed, and a blood draw to determine her level of intoxication. And while the results of the latter aren't included in the probable cause statement, she's been down this road before. Her license was under restraint after blowing more than a .08 BAC in Vail back in 2008 and she'd been previously arrested for DUI twice, the report says.
That should have been more than enough trouble. But during the investigation, officers learned that Boyd had "locked her eleven-month-old son...in the apartment alone" while she was out getting her drank on. And while she was being medically cleared at the Denver Health Medical Center emergency room prior to being booked into jail, She allegedly kicked a sheriff's deputy in the throat with her leg.
The result of these activities was a whopping nine criminal charges: two involving second-degree assault, plus child abuse, driving under the influence, driving under restraint (alcohol-related offense), lack of compulsory insurance, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident and careless driving.
Boyd remains in custody at this writing on a $10,000 bond. She's slated to make her first court appearance tomorrow -- and we hope someone else will be doing the driving. In the meantime, her child is in protective custody with Denver Human Services.
Look below to see a larger version of Boyd's booking photo, followed by a Fox31 report and her charging documents and probable cause statement.
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