woman stopped for dwi-police find baby buried in back seat
Around 11 p.m. Wednesday night, Montgomery County Precinct 4 Deputy Constables responded to the Valero at the intersection of Loop 494 and FM 1314 in Porter to assist another deputy on a traffic stop. When they arrived they learned that
Jessica Barber Gutierrez, 40, of 2610 Foliage Green in Kingwood had stopped in the roadway for no apparent reason. She then proceeded into the Valero parking lot and stopped. The deputies approached her and smelled alcohol on her breath, while noticing obvious signs of impairment. They identified her through her driver’s license. She admitted drinking a beer earlier and taking Prozac and Xanax.
Sgt. Looza noticed something moving the backseat, where he found an 8-month-old baby buried under clothes, boxes, and a skateboard. Sgt. Looza determined the child was alright, and then performed a field sobriety test on Gutierrez which she failed.
A search of the vehicle revealed no baby clothes, milk or diapers for the baby.
Gutierrez was arrest and she and the 8-month-old little girl were transported to the Constable’s Office for booking. Child Protective Services responded and took custody of the child.
Gutierrez also stated she had a 12-year-old child at hope with a new soon to to be 21-year-old roommate. When asked she was not able to recall the roommate’s name.
During the booking process Gutierrez stated she had also been smoking Potpourri which she bought at a local business and did not know it was illegal.
She was transported to Kingwood Regional Hospital for a consensual blood draw and then to the Montgomery County Jail in Conroe. As of this writing, she remains held on a $25,000 bond.
It was her second DWI w/ a Child under 15 charge. She was also convicted of Child Endangerment in 2007 and received Deferred Adjudication. Gutierrez has other criminal convictions on her record as well.