Woman charged with leaving child in car, assaulting police
Manon Lacasse-Delarosbil, 27, is accused of leaving her child in a hot car and then assaulting police.
Published Tuesday, August 28, 2012 1:21PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, August 29, 2012 7:44AM EDT
Manon Lacasse-Delarosbil, 27, appeared in court Tuesday in Quebec City to face several charges following an incident that began when she allegedly left her six-year-old daugther alone in a car in extreme heat while she attended a college football game at the Universite Laval late Sunday afternoon.
Onlookers noted the child stranded in the hot car and alerted police, who located Lacasse-Delasrobil.
Officers accompanied her to the car but she ran ahead, locked the doors and attempted to drive away.
However, one police officer managed to grab onto the vehicle and eventually forced her to stop.
She was arrested on several charges, including that of assaulting an officer, obstructing police and refusing to take a breathalizer test.
Lacasse-Delarosbil, who has a criminal record, was still in custody on Tuesday, citing the fact that she couldn't pay the $1,000 bail due to her low income as a welfare recipient.
Her daughter was safe and unharmed after the harrowing ordeal.
-With a file from The Canadian Press