Catalina Clouser's Baby Was in the Car During Boyfriend's DUI, Before Being Dumped in Phoenix Intersection

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Manuel Pena (left) and Catalina Clouser
Turns out, the baby belonging to 19-year-old Catalina Clouser was allegedly put into harm's way by two acts of moronic driving Friday night.

As we told you this morning, Phoenix police say Clouser put her kid in a car seat late that night, but forgot to put the baby/car seat into the vehicle, and drove 12 miles before driving back to find her kid had been discovered by another driver in the middle of a Phoenix intersection.

Now, we've discovered that Clouser's kid was also in the backseat of her boyfriend's car while he was pulled over and arrested for DUI earlier that night, in which Clouser yelled at her boyfriend "because she thought he was going to kill her," according to court documents obtained by New Times.

An officer heard on his radio about a car swerving on the roadway just shy of 11 p.m. Friday, and caught up with the vehicle near 7th Street and Camelback Road.

According to the documents, the driver -- 19-year-old Manuel Pena -- drove in the turn lane for about a block before actually making the left, which he did right in front of an oncoming car.

Police say the vehicle "had to come to almost a complete stop" to avoid hitting Pena, and the cops pulled Pena over for that.

The officer writes that Pena had a "blank stare on his face," and Pena told the officer that he didn't know why he was pulled over, adding that he never saw any car that he pulled in front of.

Clouser later told the officer "she saw [the near-collision] and started to yell at [Pena] because she thought he was going to kill her."

The officer notes that Clouser's and Pena's 2-month-old baby was in the backseat.

Pena admitted to smoking "3-4 blunts" before driving, according to the documents.

That's the prequel to the story we brought you this morning, as those court documents state that Clouser had also partaken in the pot-smoking, so they gave her a ride to her boyfriend's house.

Clouser eventually made it to a friend's house near 45th Avenue and West Lupine Avenue, before driving away from that house about midnight.

By 12:45 a.m., someone was phoning up the cops, letting them know that they just drove through the intersection of 45th Avenue and Cholla, where they found a baby in a car seat sitting right in the middle of it.

Clouser realized she'd never actually placed the baby inside the car and retraced her route -- she was 12 miles away, near 83rd Avenue at this point -- and showed up to the location where police officers were investigating the baby in the intersection.

Police say Clouser admitted that she just smoked some more marijuana just after midnight; she also was jailed for driving under the influence of an intoxicating drug.

The youngster was taken to the hospital but was released with no injuries.

Clouser's facing charges of child abuse and aggravated DUI.

Before being released from jail with a stipulation of electronic monitoring, a prosecutor called Clouser's case "disturbing" and "very scary" at Clouser's initial appearance.



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23 comments
Jean
Jean

Exactly who was the baby released to?

Anti-Authoritarian
Anti-Authoritarian

These people are definitely idiots who deserve whatever is coming to them. That said, I sincerely wish they had chosen to remain sober, as this case is just one more example that anti-marijuana crusaders will use to justify restricting access. Sigh. Had they been drunk, do you think we would have see people crowing about how we should make alcohol illegal? Had they been sober, would we see people up in arms over being...well, I don't know, sober? Let's face facts here: Likely, these two dumbasses would've forgot their babby whether they were high, drunk, or stone-faced sober.

Pawnmasta
Pawnmasta

Take the child! 
Offer these two dumbasses a chance to get clean if they live together and then if proven they are then the kid can be returned.
If not..well I am a foster parent and in my state an infant comes with 900 per month for care and board and there is no drug abuse around my kids.

Koolarrow
Koolarrow

At least someone was responsible enough to get mad at the other and yelling "you're going to kill me".

baby smoker
baby smoker

Hell yeah, smokin some of that mutha fuckin leave your baby on the roof shit.

teknik1200
teknik1200

I just wish these didn't read like refer madness cannabis hit pieces.

Alcohol involved at all?  

My_war1
My_war1

When will the sentence fit the crime, these two need to be sterilized.  The judge should order up a hysterectomy for strawberry dumb cake, and a good old fashion vasectomy for the shirtless Manny.  Good times

wang
wang

Silly twinkie white trash, shitheaded beaner, at least the little coconut is okay.

gregg r
gregg r

its too bad its against the law to stone people to death.  i know where id be throwing my rocks at.

Solarhiker1
Solarhiker1

I'm not sure old you are, but I find it hard to imagine the New Times writing a so-called hit piece on marijuana. The results appear to speak for themselves.

SFC ---
SFC ---

I would gladly, as a 5 time combat veteran, beat to death and then rip the arms off of the man. Then rape the girl to death using this dismantled limbs.

Bnbk
Bnbk

Yea, I have an idea for you  Failhound. Why don't you go spew your racist rants (make sure you yell them out good and loud) on the Westsiiiiide ? I'm sure you'll recieve quite a friendly response.

slipery Mike
slipery Mike

those without sin,cast the first stone!....................JACKASS

Solarhiker1
Solarhiker1

It looks like these two dipshits were trying to stone themselves to death.

Duece2
Duece2

Rape her to death??? I pray that you find some peace, sounds as though your soul is angry. I pray that these parents get the rehabilitation they need to raise their child in a clean environment in order to give him the life he deserves.

alehound
alehound

I remember the time I drove off with my grandma on the roof but she was in a rocking chair and we were headed to Beverly.... 

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