Phoenix, AZ- A late-night joyride in a Maricopa County Sherriff’s patrol landed an Arizona woman in serious legal trouble.
ABC 15 reports that a 41-year-old mother was charged with two felony counts of DUI this week after she drove a friend’s husband’s patrol car to a local fast food joint last while she was drunk. At the restaurant, the mom gave a show the drive-thru workers and show by turning the sirens in the patrol car, but as it turns out that little show drew police to her location.
After police arrived at the restaurant, the woman was arrested for DUI. According to ABC 15, the woman’s blood alcohol content was .11, well over the state’s legal limit of .08. And not only was the woman drunk, but she had two 12-year-old girls in the backseat.
The wife of the police officer whose car was used in the food run was in the front passenger seat, according to ABC 15.
The actual incident took place last November at a Chandler Jack-in-the-Box.
We have some words of advice for anyone who has been drinking. One: don’t steal your friend’s police car. Secondly, stay away from fast food restaurants, lots of people get DUIs when they make that late-night food runs. Thirdly, and most importantly, Do Not Drive Drunk with a Child in Your Car! It’s can be deadly and it’s inexcusable to put a child in danger like that.
A DUI charge in and of itself is pretty serious, but if the driver happens to have children in their vehicle Since close to one-third of fatal accidents in the U.S. are caused by drunken drivers, Arizona laws are very tough on people who are intoxicated and have children under the age of 15 in their vehicles.
A DUI is generally a misdemeanor charged, but it is elevated to a felony when the driver has an underage car in their vehicle. Such a charge is punishable by one year in jail and you
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