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Woman Texts and Drives with Her Baby on Her Lap

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It appears as though one local woman holds National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in utter contempt.

The Daily News reports that Shawndeeia Bowen, 29, was arrested yesterday for tooling down the 405 freeway whilst texting and letting her baby sit on her lap. Bowen's 4-year-old daughter, who was also in the car, had no seat belt on, and her 2-year-old son wasn't restrained in his car seat.

Bowen was taken into custody after another driver called the cops on her, a call we will assume was made from a hands-free device. The driver followed Bowen as she exited the freeway and headed into Torrance.

Following her arrest, Bowen's kids were taken into protective custody by the Department of Children and Family Services. The minimum ticket for texting and driving is $159, and the least amount she'll have to pay for her other transgressions is $279.