Skip to comments.Hawthorne woman could get 5 years if convicted in texting-while-driving case
Posted on 04/05/2012 8:27:16 PM PDT by grundle
A Hawthorne woman allegedly texting and driving with her infant daughter in her lap through Torrance faces charges that could send her to jail for five years
Shawndeeia Joann Bowen, 29, of Hawthorne, appeared Thursday for arraignment in Torrance court
Bowen, who has six children, pleaded not guilty and was ordered to return to court on April 12. She remained in custody on more than $130,000 bail.
Bowen was wearing one false eyelash and pink children's elastic underwear on her head when officers pulled her over at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday with three children in the car.
"When they stopped her, she had something on her head," Torrance police Lt. Stephen D'anjou said. "They thought it was a hat. When they investigated further they noticed it was her children's underwear."
a motorist called 911 to report seeing the woman texting with an infant in her lap.
The woman's 4-year-old niece was sitting in the car seat in the back. Bowen's 3-year-old daughter was sleeping across the back seat, also unsecured, police said.
Records showed Bowen was on probation from a previous conviction for child abuse.
Her driving record includes two accidents and previous violations for having a defective windshield or rear window, having no insurance, failing to use her safety belts, failing to use child restraints, failing to stop behind a limit line, making an illegal turn against a posted sign, driving with defective lighting equipment, driving with a missing license plate and driving with a suspended license.
Department of Motor Vehicle records showed she repeatedly failed to go to court.
The Torrance City Prosecutor's Office on Thursday charged Bowen with three misdemeanor counts of child endangerment, two counts of violating a court order, and single counts of driving without a valid license and driving with a suspended license.
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She’s one of the peeps in Maxine Water’s district. Enough said.
Bowen, who has six children
Bowen was wearing one false eyelash and pink children's elastic underwear on her head
Doesn't it make you all feel warm and fuzzy that your tax dollars are going towards this whacked out slob's cell phone & texting bill?
It sure didn’t take long for the racist media to produce a litany of previous offenses for this poor underpriveleged African-American woman, who obviously couldn’t afford seat belts or windshields. (/s?)
I HIGHLY doubt you would get 5 years for texting and driving.
just driving with a kid in your lap.. 5 is a light sentence.
The truly frightening thing- there were actually six men who were willing to have sex with this...um...woman. Even more frightening: it looks like she’s about ready to pop out another one.
The seat's buckle was caked with chocolate that appeared to have accumulated over time, D'anjou said
"That buckle has been inoperable for some period of time," D'anjou said. "It never could be buckled because it had so much chocolate gunked up. It looks like caked on."
She needed to. Her airbag was broken.
That was creepy.
The police may differ but Shawndeeia still thinks it's a hat.
Am I alone in my belief that traffic stops should only follow an act that overtly affects the movement of the vehicle; that drivers who stay in their lanes and obey traffic rules should remain unmolested regardless of whatever else they may be doing?
On reading the article I see that this individual was driving with a child on her lap. As this would inhibit access to the vehicle’s controls by the driver, and permit access to the controls by another, this would IMO necessitate a stop.
The driver’s prior driving record, condition of makeup (fake eyelashes) or other clothing (underwear hat) would not, and the latter two items are not cause for any LEO interference whatsoever.
Interference? No. But what about gales of uproarious laughter? If anything the police should be cited for not posting a video on Youtube!
Six kids huh? Are all the Father's Blind?
"Don't be hatin' 'yo! Yo betta not be dissin' my beyotch!"/s
Yeah, I'm gonna respect a useless eater that has done nothing in life but pop out future inmates and sit on her ass getting fat on my tax dollars. Sickening!
Based on anecdotal observations the 'hood rats' will do it with any female with a heartbeat, no matter how fat and gross. Sickening again!
I believe she was stopped for texting while driving. That’s illegal up here, assume it’s the same in the USA.
Motherhood certainly has come a long way from June Cleaver.
Poor little kids - they don’t stand a chance, through no fault of their own.
And so we lose our right to use a cell phone while driving because of her? And no...I will never defend texting and driving - those are two different animals.
In Cuba, it is not uncommon to see adults driving around Havana in their beat-up 1960s Ladas with a child on the driver’s or the passenger’s lap. We called them “third world airbags.”
Is that the latest maternity top?!
“We called them third world airbags.”
Probably safer for everyone than today’s pyrotechnics that fire off just as you crash.
One of Holder’s people almost hit my wife and daughter yesterday while texting. His Lexus SUV was doing 15 over the speed limit and he hit a carload of little old ladies right behind my wife’s car. He knocked the little old ladies backward and into a phone pole before rolling the Lexus. We have to start doing more than just wagging a finger at this activity.
And she's all tattooed all over her chest. Where does she get the money for that? I'll bet she has a 56" LCD TV at home and full Comcast channels. We truly live in an idocracy. (a must see movie) This moron is popping out kids that the taxpayers are undoubtedly paying for
Well, it is. It's called an asshat.
Well, six kids and probably one in the oven is good for a couple grand in cash a month in aid to dependent children, plus other "benefits" like food stamps, rent assistance, medical and a free cell phone.
The six fathers get off, of course....we pay for their sexual recreation while they remain unknown and untouched forever.
Being so fertile and still young, this sharp cookie-ette has every prospect of living in a McJackson McMansion in some plush neighborhood somewhere, someday.
This baby machine thing is big business now, folks....a huge billion dollar tax-money-stealing industry run by the manipulators of Holder's people under the leadership of the capo of all capos, Barack Omafia.
This woman, like Tyler Perry, has obviously been the victim of profiling.
Six kids huh? Are all the Father’s Blind?
Beer goggles do strange things.
dittos on all that plus the legal and illegal immigrants are doing the same thing as Holder’s people. Having lots of babies to get the welfare, housing, free medical, EBT cards money that go along with all that. The original population of the United States that built America and died in our wars is forced to pay (taxes) to support all these leechers people of color 3rd worlders spitting out babies. Babies are great but do it with your own money don’t steal mine you halfwits!!!
If you weren’t by yourself someone might think you’re crazy. :-)
I always wondered what that meant.
Idiocracy is right! It infuriates me to no end.
I see this at the local WalMart all the time. Mothers texting or yapping on the phone, they are dressed nicely with the weave and fake nails while their dirty, unbathed kids are in worn clothing. There should be home inspections and proper sanctions on these Welfare Queens who don't provide the basics for their children but are tattooed, weaved, and looking for the her next baby daddy on face book so that they can increase their welfare income with every kid they pop out, abuse and neglect.
There a Walmart supermarket near me. Just has supermarket items. It’s an EBT magnet. At 60% of the people ahead of me are paying via EBT and I’ll bet they have very new automobiles. The EBT cards here have an American flag on them
They have got scamming the welfare system down to a T and they all exchange advice with each other on how to do it
Hey, the new Ebonics, “Wher U B” works perfectly on all those IKotex things Holder’s peoples seem to have............