A woman in Kingman, Arizona, was recently arrested and
charged with DUI while her three children were riding inside the car with her. She was
also charged with hitting two cows. According to the Sheriff of Mohave
County, the 29-year-old mother was arrested at a convenience store.
When police took the woman into custody, her three children -- who range
in age from 6 to 9 -- were all sitting in her darkly colored pickup truck.
At the time of the arrest, police also allegedly noticed that the woman's
truck had front end damage. When asked about the damage, her children
informed law enforcement officers that their mom had accidentally struck
two cows while driving earlier that night. Police allege that when the
woman exited the convenience store, she said one simple word while pointing
at her vehicle, "Cows."
Later, she allegedly confessed to drinking two alcoholic beverages that
night. She also agreed to take a sobriety test and a blood alcohol test.
Allegedly, her blood alcohol level was 0.243 percent, which is approximately
three times the legal limit in Arizona. The woman was charged with multiple
crimes, including driving with a suspended license and
When an Arizona parent is alleged to be drunk driving with his or her children
in the car, it could make the criminal matter more difficult to defend
against in court. Nevertheless, each accused individual will have the
right to a defense against the criminal charges, nor will he or she be
found guilty or punished until -- and only if -- proved to be guilty beyond
a reasonable doubt in court.
Source: ABC 15 Arizona, "MCSO: Woman drove drunk with 3 kids, hit 2 cows" Anastasia Reynolds, Jul. 15, 2014