Woman arrested after toddler ejected during rollover

A 30-year-old woman was arrested after her three-year-old daughter was partially ejected during a single-vehicle rollover, a Department of Public Safety affidavit stated.
Monica Ochoa was charged with abandoning or endangering a child with imminent danger and bodily injury, a second-degree felony, and possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor. She also had an outstanding warrant for possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor, from Taylor County.
The rollover happened at 7:31 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Hemmett Drive and Atwood Avenue, the affidavit detailed.
Ochoa was reportedly involved in a collision near the intersection of Grandview Avenue and Interstate Highway 20 and fled the scene. Ochoa stated she saw another vehicle following her after she fled the scene and she attempted to lose them, the affidavit detailed.
Ochoa ran a stop sign, made a sharp left turn and rolled her black Jeep Wrangler, the affidavit stated. Ochoa and her three-year-old daughter were partially ejected from the Jeep as Ochoa stated her daughter wasn’t completely buckled into her child seat.
Ochoa’s vehicle was searched and a usable amount of marijuana, as well as a smoking pipe, was discovered in a plastic container inside her purse, the affidavit detailed.
Ochoa and her daughter were medically cleared at Medical Center Hospital, the affidavit stated. Ochoa had a large amount of cuts due to the rollover, while her daughter reportedly had a large gash on her forehead. Child Protective Services were notified and the three-year-old girl was released to her aunt.
Ochoa was charged, arrested and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. She has three bonds totaling $27,000 and was still in custody as of Thursday afternoon, jail records show.