Bradenton woman charged with fleeing from police, crashing into home with child in backseat


A Bradenton woman has charged with fleeing to elude authorities after a traffic stop and crashing into a residence with a child in the backseat without a child restraint, according to the Bradenton Police Department.

Dejan’e Brannic, 19, was arrested at 1:38 a.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of 26th Street West. According to the report, police stopped the vehicle with its headlights off in the 1500 block of 18th Street West. Brannic exited the vehicle and was ordered to remain inside. Police said she went back into her vehicle and fled northbound on 18th Street West without stopping at intersections.

According to the report, Brannic crashed into a residence in the 1400 block of 26th Street West. Police reported a 5-year-old child was in the backseat without child restraints.

Brannic reportedly told police she left the traffic stop because she didn’t want to be in more trouble with the law. She also said she didn’t want to get in trouble because the child was not in his booster seat, according to the report.

The child did not sustain any injuries and Brannic refused medical attention, police said.

Brannic was charged with child neglect and failing to obey law enforcement officer’s order to stop. She was held in Manatee County jail on bonds totaling $6,500.