A 36-year-old Turlock woman had her car impounded in Ceres over the weekend after she was seen driving recklessly down Hatch Road with three minors aboard.
Ceres police received a 911 call at 1:30 p.m. Saturday reporting that the driver of a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup was taking cars head on at a high rate of speed on Hatch Road. A citizen followed the driver, Lydia Mitchell, 36, of Turlock, until she pulled over in the Home Depot parking lot. The citizen approached Mitchell, who tried to take off running into the store, but detained her until officers arrived.
Mitchell had a suspended driver's license and her vehicle was impounded. She admitted to police that she was driving recklessly because she was in a hurry. Because she had passengers aged 3, 6 and 16, Ceres police have sent the case to the District Attorney's office for review for possible child endangerment charges. She was cited for reckless driving.