Cops say mom held baby, texted and drove – all at once

A mother in California has apparently taken the meaning of dangerous driving to a whole new level. Shawndeeia Bowen was caught driving down a freeway in San Diego while texting and holding a one-year-old baby in her lap. And, just to up the daredevil stakes and fully secure that ‘Driver of the Year’ award, police say she also had two kids in the back seat that weren’t properly secured and was driving on a suspended license. She was arrested after a fellow driver alerted authorities, who didn’t accept her excuse that she’d only had her baby on her knee to comfort her cries.