FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) -- A Ford Motor Co. executive who is the great-great-granddaughter of the automaker's founder is facing charges of driving while intoxicated and child endangerment.
Ferndale police tell WDIV-TV, the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News that 44-year-old Elena Ford was arrested Sunday night in the Detroit suburb and briefly held. Police say the 2011 Ford Explorer she was driving with her 11-year-old son inside was stopped after it jumped a curb. No injuries were reported.
Her lawyer Todd Flood says she was "treated fairly" and was spending time with family members. She was due in court on the case Tuesday.
Elena Ford has led the Dearborn-based automaker's global marketing, sales and service operations since 2009.
Ford spokesman John Stoll says the company doesn't comment on personal matters involving employees.