Drunk Driver Narrowly Misses Toddler Sleeping In Crib - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Drunk Driver Narrowly Misses Toddler Sleeping In Crib

SPOKANE, Wash. - A drunk driver crashed into an apartment building early Tuesday morning, narrowly missing a sleeping toddler.

It happened in the 2700 block of E. 37th Ave. On Spokane's South Hill about 2:00am Tuesday morning.

Rebecah Lakman and her one year old daughter Samara were asleep when a loud noise woke them up. The force of the crash tossed crib Samara was sleeping in across the room. Lakman was able to call 911 and give officers a detailed description, including the color of the vehicle, thanks to the bumper that had been left on her front lawn after the crash. 

After getting a closer look at the damage, Lakman says her daughter Samara definitely has an angel watching over her.

Officers who noticed it was missing its front bumper found the minivan involved in the crash less than an hour later.

The 24-year-old driver was booked into jail for one count of DUI.

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