BEATRICE – Beatrice Police made an early morning arrest today of a suspected impaired driver, where a three-year-old child was a passenger in the car.
A patrolling officer observed a westbound car in the 12-hundred block of Scott Street, traveling 50 miles-per-hour in a 25-zone. The car was observed to swerve into an oncoming traffic lane, then run a stop sign.
The officer conducted a traffic stop, and observed the female driver to be showing signs of intoxication. Police say the woman became hostile, made unintelligible rants and began punching her vehicle.
Police arrested 28-year-old Brooke Leseberg, of Beatrice, on suspicion of DUI, resisting arrest and child abuse. A three-year-old child in the vehicle was taken into protective custody.
Police said the driver registered a preliminary breath test for alcohol, of point-2-2-3.