Police responded to the scene of a car accident in Florida, and they arrested a woman who had been involved in the wreck. They claim that she was under the influence of alcohol at the time, and she is now facing charges.
Moreover, the woman had five children in the car with her. Reports say that four of them were not properly restrained. This has added to the charges the woman faces.
The woman in question is 28 years old. The wreck happened on Nov. 4, just after 6:00 p.m. When police talked to the woman, she claimed that she simply did not have time to bring her car to a halt when the cars ahead of her suddenly stopped.
While she was explaining that, officers said that they could smell alcohol. They decided to give her some field sobriety tests, and she was not able to pass them. The officers then gave her a breath test, and they say that her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was .177 percent. That is over two times the state’s legal limit of .08 percent.
The kids in the car were all very young. The youngest was just four months old. The eldest was five years old. Police did say that one of them was properly restrained, but the others were not. The mother was arrested, and the children went with workers of the Department of Children and Families (DCF).
Situations like this show just how many charges can arise from one incident. It is very important for those facing charges to understand all of their legal options, especially when they are in danger of losing their children.