A domestic dispute reportedly turned into a high-speed drive, a crash into a snowbank and an eventual trip to county jail for a Washington man.
Jourdan Alexander Scott-Brown had taken his girlfriend and their 7-month-old baby to dinner at The Summit Bar & Restaurant off Donner Pass Road on New Year’s Eve, said Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal.
Both adults allegedly had several drinks and began arguing, Royal said. Scott-Brown took the baby out to the car and was putting her in the car seat when the mother, who was not identified, tried to remove the infant from the vehicle.
Scott-Brown then allegedly began driving away while his girlfriend was still outside the vehicle and the door was open.
She then jumped in as he sped away, driving on Interstate 80 at speeds approaching 90 mph, Royal said.
Scott-Brown allegedly lost control and spun out into a snowbank, according to witnesses.
The girlfriend apparently removed their daughter from the car, but Scott-Brown allegedly put the baby back inside and then hit his girlfriend several times before leaving the scene. He then allegedly continued to drive recklessly on his way back to Washington, Royal said.
When they arrived back at their residence, the female victim fled the car and called 911 at about 1:30 a.m.
Scott-Brown, 26, was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse and child endangerment, and was being held in lieu of $35,000 bail.
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