GLENDALE, Ariz. – An Arizona woman was arrested after her 10-year-old daughter called the police and showed officers a video of the intoxicated woman driving with three young children in the car, AZ Central reports.
Police arrested 31-year-old Stephanie Davis on September 7th on suspicion of aggravated DUI, sources said.
Luckily none of the children were hurt, and it’s all thanks to Davis’s 10-year-old daughter, Glendale Police said.
The video allegedly shows the three children, Davis’s daughter and two nieces, all whom are under the age of 15, pleading with her to pull over as she drove the group home from a movie theater. Eventually, Davis pulled the vehicle to the side of the road and the 10-year-old girl called Glendale authorities.
Police just had to take one look at the video before placing Davis under arrest.
— KMOV (@KMOV) September 10, 2019
Officers who responded to the scene say that Davis was staggering around outside of the vehicle, wandering and refusing to cooperate. Davis reportedly admitted to having consumed some wine during the day, but would not tell the officers anything else.
Police statements showed that Davis had bloodshot eyes and had a significant odor of alcohol perforating from her. Additionally her face was flushed and her speech was slurred, officers said.
“When she walked, she had to be supported by officers, and when she tried to exit the patrol vehicle, she fell down and had to be caught by officers,” one officer wrote in the report.
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Even with the deck stacked against her, Davis reportedly refused to comply and give officers a breathalyzer test, and so they turned to a judge to get a blood sample warrant.
Davis was arrested and released on her own recognizance, AZ Central said. She is due to appear in court on September 23.
“She absolutely did the right thing,” Davis said after the event in an interview with KMOV. “This is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened in my life.”
Davis said she’ll never do anything like that again.
“I’m very disgusted with my behavior and I thank God so much that nothing happened to my daughter to my nieces and to nobody else,” she said.
What is with DUI stories today? Earlier on Tuesday, we reported on how a Connecticut woman was arrested for driving while under the influence not once, but twice in a single day.
Officers say that 64-year-old Ellen Needleman-O’Neill was headed to the liquor store on Saturday when she crashed her 2012 Lexus into a parked car. The Post reported that officers responded to the incident, which happened around 2:30 p.m., and found that Needleman-O’Neill appeared to be intoxicated, and officers could smell alcohol on her breath.
They put the suspect through a field sobriety test, which she failed, sources say. She was arrested and charged with DUI, along with possession of a controlled substance for a pain killer pill that officers found inside her purse.
When she was given a breathalyzer test, officers discovered that her blood alcohol level was a .23 – nearly three times the legal limit to operate a vehicle.
Needleman-O’Neill was booked and eventually released a few hours later.
Here’s the part that comes in where you hope she learned her lesson.
We’re sorry to tell you that she didn’t.
The 64-year-old was scooped up a second time after an officer pulled her over – just six hours after being released from jail.
— FOX61 (@FOX61News) September 9, 2019
Needleman-O’Neill was reportedly on her way to the liquor store again when a Wilton officer pulled her over. When they tested her BAC, she blew a .09, which is still over the legal limit to be behind the wheel of a car.
The suspect was arrested and again brought to the station. She’s scheduled to appear in court on September 17.
Let’s hope it won’t take a third time for her to learn the lesson.
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