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Mother Arrested for DUI with Infant in Back Seat

By Floyd, Skeren & Kelly  Jul. 5, 2011 10:45a

Recently a young woman, Ms. L wound up being charged with far more than just DUI when she hit a guard rail and kept on driving. Witnesses apparently called police after seeing the accident and police found her pulled over to the side of the road near an exit parked with an infant in a car seat. Metal was sheared off the side of her vehicle. When confronted by police, the woman stated she didn't know what she had hit and she appeared to have difficulty keeping her eyes open. A field sobriety test was administered which she failed.

Further Complications Arise in Questioning

Ms. L  stated she was on the way to collect money from  the child's father and also claimed to be exhausted as she had to be up early that morning for a visit to a methadone clinic, part of an addiction treatment program she was undergoing. Police found a prescription bottle of Ibuprofen, a plastic straw that appeared to have drug residue on it and a Xanax tablet in the car. A relative took the child and Ms L, was charged with DUI, DUI with property damage, drug possession, drug equipment possession and child cruelty.

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