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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Tuesday December 19th, 2017 :: 07:55 a.m. PST


Deps arrest the mother of a 6 year old child after finding she had high centered her vehicle on the railroad tracks

DATE/TIME: December 18, 2017/5:20 pm

INCIDENT: PC 273A(A) Child Endangerment CVC 23152 DUI Alcohol

LOCATION: East Bound Train Tracks between Ice Plant Rd and 5 Mile Rd, Needles, California

SUSPECT: Darby Chaney, age 43 of Needles

On December 18, 2017, at approximately 5:20 pm, deputies of the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department were dispatched to a welfare check reference a vehicle that was stuck on the east bound set of the railroad tracks. Deputies arrived on scene and found a vehicle high centered on the tracks. Deputies contacted the driver of the vehicle, Darby Chaney. Chaney immediately displayed signs and symptoms consistent with being under the influence of alcohol. There were two other passengers in the vehicle, including Chaney's six year old daughter. A train traveling west bound on a separate set of train tracks, passed the disabled vehicle while everyone was in the car. BNSF staff had to shut down all lanes of travel to ensure the safety of everyone on scene.

Chaney was arrested for Child Endangerment and driving under the influence of alcohol. She was transported to the Colorado River Station jail for booking. Chaney is being held on $100,000 to appear in the Victorville Superior Court. The child was released into the custody of Children and Family Services.

Refer: Deputy Kyle Petersen

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. 760-326-9200

Case No. 101700399

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
1111 Bailey Ave
Needles, CA 92363

Emergency: 9-1-1

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