A Florida woman was arrested on child abuse charges Sunday for allegedly driving her car 90 miles per hour in order to chase her boyfriend, which resulted in an unbuckled child’s injury. According to ABC Action News, Justine Olesky, 33, got into a physical fight with her boyfriend while the 3-year-old girl was present. After the boyfriend left, Olesky put the child in a front passenger seat without a seatbelt or car seat and sped after her boyfriend who fled on foot, according to an arrest affidavit.
ABC reports when Olesky found her boyfriend, she slammed on the brakes, which sent the little girl into the windshield. The child’s head hit the windshield so hard, it shattered a 20-inch diameter of the glass. Blonde strands of hair from the girl remained in the windshield after the crash. Pinellas County deputies said the child only weighs 35 pounds. Witnesses told police that Olesky’s car appeared to be going around 90 miles per hour.
According to the arrest affidavit, Olesky did not appear concerned about the child. She was subsequently arrested for child abuse and domestic battery and was sent to jail with $12,000 bond, according to the New York Daily News. Olesky told police she has no recollection of the incident and denies it. Although, she did admit that her windshield was not shattered before her arrest. It is unclear if she has an attorney who can speak on her behalf. Also unclear is Olesky’s relationship to the child.
A Twitter account that appears to belong to Olesky last posted about parental advice.
The little girl was transported to the hospital and is expected to recover.
"Luckily no serious injury," the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office told Tampa-based WFTS.
[Photo: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office]