DETROIT (Reuters) -- Elena Ford, an executive at the auto company founded by her great-great-grandfather Henry Ford, was arrested on drunken driving charges and faces an April 28 court hearing, police and court officials said on Tuesday.
Elena Ford, who is director of global marketing, sales and service at Ford Motor Co., was charged with drunken driving and with endangering the life of someone under 16.
Her son was in the 2011 Ford Explorer sports utility vehicle she was driving in Ferndale, Mich., on Sunday night when she was stopped by police around 10 p.m., according to a police report obtained by Reuters. In the report, the boy told the arresting officer that he was 11 years old.
Ferndale is adjacent to Detroit.
Elena Ford, 44, registered a blood alcohol level of 0.14 percent, above the 0.08 Michigan legal limit for intoxicated driving.
The Ford Explorer was driving 50 miles per hour in a 35-mph zone, police said, when a Ferndale police officer noticed Elena Ford's vehicle. The SUV was moving erratically and struck a curb, then slowed to 40 mph before its left side wheels jumped a curb to a median strip and came back on the road, the report said.
No one was injured. Her son was released to family representatives while Elena Ford was booked, held for a few hours, and released, police said.
Elena Ford as global director of marketing for just over two years was involved in the launch of the second generation Ford Fiesta, the automaker's top-selling car worldwide. Ford last month announced that latest generation of Fiesta reached 1 million sales in Europe.
She is the daughter of Charlotte Ford, who is the daughter of Henry Ford II, who took over as head of the automaker from his grandfather Henry Ford in 1945. Henry Ford II served as chief executive of Ford Motor from 1945 until 1979, and died in 1987.
Ford Motor Co. officials did not comment.
"As this is a personal matter, we would not comment on personal matters involving any employee," said a company spokesman on Tuesday.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this report had the incorrect legal blood-alcohol level in Michigan. It is 0.08.