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Woman Charged With DUI at Elementary School While Dropping Off Kids

May 20, 2015

A 31-year-old mother of two landed herself behind bars after she caused a scene at her children’s elementary school. While dropping her 10 –year-old and 7-year-old off, she caused a crash in the parking lot of Amherst Elementary School on Schaad Road. Authorities were called to the school, and although there were no injuries to anyone involved, the police noticed the woman had slurred speech and could not stand on her feet securely. A subsequent field sobriety test was administered, and though these tests are optional, the woman agreed to take it, and did not perform well. She also agreed to have her blood tested, and was taken into custody.

In addition to all of the dangers involved with driving under the influence, she had both of her children in the car at the time, which could have led to serious consequences. The father and Department of Children’s Services were both informed of this incident. Even though her children weren’t injured in the accident, the mother may still face child endangerment charges in addition to a DUI. If convicted, her custody of the children could very well be in jeopardy.

In this situation, legal representation could be very helpful. With multiple charges and ample evidence, this woman could end up with a combination of jail time, community service, thousands in fines, a revoked driver’s license, community service, and a criminal record. Without an appropriate and effective defense, the court will likely have little sympathy for someone who caused a potentially dangerous situation for her children and many others.

Call the criminal defense attorneys at Baker Associates in Knoxville today if you’re in need of legal expertise.