A Millcreek woman has been charged after she allegedly drove her van into a golf course pond, killing her young son, who was strapped in a car seat when the vehicle sank.
Brittanie Mae Miloshesky, 28, was charged in 3rd District Court with child abuse homicide, a first-degree felony, and driving under the influence, a class A misdemeanor. She is being held in the Salt Lake County jail; her bail was set at $1 million.
According to charging documents, South Salt Lake police officers found Miloshevsky at Golf in the Round near 700 West 3300 South at about 11:15 p.m. on June 7. She was, according to police, soaking wet, and she told officers she didn’t know how she got there and that she had been drinking vodka.
Police found car parts and tire tracks leading to a pond. According to officers, Miloshevsky told them “several times” that no one else was in her car, which was submerged in the pond. At about 11:54 p.m., she “told officers that she was with her kids and that she was dropping them off.” At that point, officers went in the water and found Miloshevsky’s 18-month-old son “strapped in the car seat.” He was “unconscious and not breathing,” and his body temperature was 80.2 degrees.
They worked to revive the toddler, who was taken to a hospital where he died the following morning.
According to the probable cause statement, Miloshevsky told police she smoked marijuana and consumed “six shots of vodka” earlier that day. According to a toxicology report, her blood blood alcohol was .21 — more than four times the legal limit for driving — and also showed “active THC.”