Woman accused of intentionally driving into Darlington County pond with 2 kids in car

Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 2:38 PM EDT
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DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A woman is accused of intentionally driving into a pond while two children were also in the car with her.

Laura Breault was arrested on Monday and charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of neglect by legal custodian, child endangerment and DUI.

Authorities said she attempted to drive into a pond off I-20 and Exit 131, with the intentions of taking her own life as well as the two minor children.

They said an off-duty police officer and a passerby rescued the two children.

She is currently being held at the W. Glenn Detention Center.

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