File this one under “worst parents ever.” In a story that will boggle most parents’ minds, an Ohio woman was arrested after she was caught giving her 5-year-old son a sippy cup full of wine — while she was driving drunk. Police originally pulled the 27-year-old mother over after she was observed crossing the center line and hitting a curb. During the stop, she admitted to giving her young son the alcohol. Sure enough, the officer found the child in possession of a sippy cup full of alcohol.
She was also given a Breathalyzer test that revealed her blood alcohol level to be 0.169. The legal limit is 0.08. She was arrested and is now facing charges of operating a vehicle under the influence, endangering children and failing to drive in marked lanes. After a brief appearance in court, she is free on bond and will have to return to court in January.
While a case like this one might leave everyone scratching their heads, there’s actually a fairly simple explanation. One of the side effects of alcohol is impaired judgment. Drunk drivers get behind the wheel thinking they are okay to drive. But the thing that makes them think they’re okay to drive is the same thing that will cause them to kill or injure another person in a car accident.
Thankfully, this woman was stopped before she could hurt someone. Not everyone’s that lucky. If you’ve been injured because of a drunk driver, a personal injury attorney may be able to help you get justice in the form of compensation.
Source: wcpo.com, “Police: Woman drove drunk, gave sippy cup of wine to 5-year-old,” December 23, 2017