A 36-year-old Davenport woman faces multiple charges after an Iowa State Trooper alleges she was driving 100 mph with two unsecured infants in her SUV, where a trooper also found a bag of marijuana.
Telisa Walker faces two felony charges of neglect or abandonment of a dependent person, and serious misdemeanor charges of operating while under the influence – first offense and possession of a controlled substance – marijuana – first offense, court records show.
About 11:21 p.m. Sunday, an Iowa State Trooper saw a dark-colored SUV traveling at a fast rate of speed southbound on Highway 61 around Mile Marker 126, the officer alleges in arrest affidavits.
“I checked a speed on the vehicle of 100 mph in a 65 mph zone using my front antenna moving opposite. I turned around on the vehicle and made a second check of the speed still at 100 mph consistently using my front moving same antenna,” the officer writes in the affidavit.
At a traffic stop on the SUV at Exit 124, the officer identified the driver as Walker. “I immediately detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. I additionally observed two infants in the vehicle unsecured,” the officer alleges in arrest affidavits.
Walker’s 2 1/2-month-old child, who was unsecured in the back seat, was being held by a man who was a passenger, arrest affidavits say. Also, a 29-day-old infant – the step-child of the back seat passenger….
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