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Woman arrested for driving 116 mph with 1-year-old in front seat

Washington was arrested Wednesday after reportedly driving 116 mph in a 60 mph zone in Miami County.

MIAMI COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — Indiana State Police arrested a Michigan woman on Wednesday who was driving 116 mph with her 1-year-old daughter unrestrained in the front seat.

24-year-old Destanie Maree-Daryell Washington, of Benton Harbor, Mich., faces charges for neglect and endangerment of a dependent as well as reckless driving.

ISP senior trooper Mike Meiser spotted a Nissan car, driven by Washington, traveling southbound on U.S. 31 near Miami County Road 1200 North at 116 mph in a 60 mph zone.

During the traffic stop, Meiser found Washington’s daughter asleep in the front seat without a child safety seat or seat belt. Indiana law requires children under the age of 8 to be in a child safety seat.

ISP says evidence also shows Washington had been driving on a suspended license.

Washington was taken into custody at the Miami County Jail and her daughter was released to a family member.

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