Woman charged with driving while intoxicated with child

The Detroit News

Chesterfield Township – — A woman driving on M-59 sideswiped two cars and was thrown from her SUV before jumping back into the rolling vehicle to continue what police called a drug-fueled trip.

She then pulled into a bait-and-tackle shop where, after a struggle with police, she spit out 16 white tablets, said the Macomb County Sheriff's Office.

In the backseat of the heavily damaged SUV was a 3-year-old child.


Danielle Marlene Myslakowski

Arrested in the Monday incident was Danielle Marlene Myslakowski, 24, of Richmond.

She is charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license and assaulting a police officer, and two counts of possession of controlled substances.

She was arraigned in Clinton Township District Court Wednesday and released on $10,000 bond. Her next court appearance is Oct. 20.

The child is in the custody of his father, said Sheriff Anthony Wickersham.

The incident began at 5 p.m. Monday after a woman driving a 2001 GMC Yukon had turned from Market Place Boulevard to M-59 at a high rate of speed, witnesses told police.

Traveling east on the highway, Myslakowski swerved from her lane and sideswiped two cars, said witnesses.

Several motorists called police to report her erratic driving.


In the backseat of the heavily damaged 2001 Yukon SUV was a 3-year-old child.

One motorist followed Myslakowski and reported to police she had pulled into the parking lot of a bait-and-tackle shop in Chesterfield Township.

Police arrived and upon questioning the driver believed she was trying to hide something in her mouth. Refusing to spit it out, she struggled with the officers before expectorating the pills.

Police searched the SUV and discovered a prescription bottle of methadone and other prescription drugs.

Myslakowski told the police she had ingested methadone, valium and adderall.

She was kept overnight at a local hospital and on Tuesday brought to the Macomb County Jail.