BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- A helicopter helped chase down a Brevard County mother who abandoned her daughter after crashing her car so she wouldn't get caught driving drunk. The little girl was injured in the crash along with four other people.
The woman crashed into another car on I-95 near Wickham Road on Tuesday night. During a court appearance Wednesday, the judge set the bail bond at $190,000 for 29-year-old Heather Ayers. Even the judge seemed a little taken aback not just at what she did, but why she told troopers she ran.
Ayers just moved to Florida to start a new life. That new life is now starting behind bars.
The 29-year-old woman is not only accused of drinking and driving, but causing a bad wreck that sent five people to two hospitals, including her 6-year-old daughter, a daughter she abandoned in her car after the wreck.
"She stated that she had been driving around drinking since five o'clock with her daughter and ran from the scene because that's what they do on 'Cops,'" the judge read in court Wednesday.