Updated: Monday, 30 Nov 2009, 12:21 PM MST
Published : Monday, 30 Nov 2009, 11:21 AM MST
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Mallorie Chavez, the woman accused of driving without a license and hitting and seriously injuring a young girl, was arraigned Monday and ordered held on a $100,000 cash or surety bond.
Chavez, 22, was scheduled to be arraigned on Nov. 16, but failed to appear in court. The Bernalillo County District Attorney last week named Chavez the Fugitive of the Month, and she was re-arrested on Thanksgiving.
In February, 6-year-old Kaylin Ford was seriously injured when she was hit by a vehicle while she tried to cross the street with a friend at Atrisco Drive and Gonzales Road. She has since recovered.
Police suspected Chavez was driving without a license. In March, Chavez told News 13 she was driving because a relative needed a ride home from school. She admitted in the interview to not having a license.
"I've studied the books, and in school studied in driver's ed," she said. "I've just never passed the test is the reason I don't have a license."
She was charged with child abuse with great bodily harm, a felony charge.
She has also been convicted twice of driving without a license.