Update: Woman with infant drives on Phoenix airport runway

Update: Woman with infant drives on Phoenix airport runway

CREATED Nov. 16, 2012

Web Producer: Taylor Higgins

PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix Sky Harbor spokeswoman says the airport is satisfied with its security after a Mesa woman driving with her infant son crashed through a gate and drove onto a runway.

Deborah Ostreicher conceded it's possible the woman could have reached a plane Thursday night, but also noted there was no aircraft leaving or departing the area at the time.

The child wasn't injured and 21-year-old KoKo Nicole Anderson has been booked on aggravated DUI and criminal damage charges. Police suspect she had taken an unknown drug.

A police probable cause statement says Anderson hit a portable toilet and kept driving until an officer rammed her car.

She didn't get out of the car, and police found her with a pacifier in her month. All she told officers was that she wanted her flip-flop shoe.

A police spokesman says authorities believe the incident was a mix of "impairment and poor decision making."

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