Brittany Stephens was not the driver of the SUV, but allegedly told police she secured the car seat, WAFB reported. Police spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely said Stephens was arrested because she "was the person responsible for the buckling of the car seat."
C. Denise Marcelle, a Louisiana state representative, told The Advocate that she "was in shock" when heard about Stephens' arrest.
“I’m a little concerned when we start (arresting) people, especially since she wasn’t driving, with such an offense,” Marcelle told the Baton Rouge newspaper. “It’s a bit far reaching to me.”