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A Shasta Lake woman was arrested Saturday night after police said she crashed her car while going 80 mph through downtown Redding with her 5-year-old son at the wheel.
Katelyn Miles, 24, was allegedly driving west on Placer Street at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday when she turned right onto Pine Street and collided with a Honda Accord driven by Brian Thomas, 41, of Redding, police said.
Miles was driving with her son on her lap and allowing him to steer the vehicle, Redding police said. The mother also was not wearing a seatbelt, police said.
After the crash, Miles handed her son to a friend who happened to arrive at the incident. Miles then left the scene of the collision, police said.
The mother later returned to the crash site and told officers she had used methamphetamine and heroin an hour before the crash, police said.
Miles was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, driving while addicted to drugs, hit-and-run driving and child endangerment, police said.
No one was injured in the crash, but the 5-year-old boy was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, police said.
Police said a Shasta Lake, California woman crashed her car while going 80 mph through downtown Redding with her 5-year-old son at the wheel.