Virtually everyone can agree that driving drunk is a bad idea. Where the arguments begin is in what should be done about it. What if someone got into a car after only one or two drinks and thought he or she was perfectly fine to drive, only for the police to say otherwise? What about the person who had a bad reaction to prescription drugs while driving? Many DUI cases do not justify the penalties against them, especially if no one was truly hurt.
A mother came home to find her 50-year-old nanny asleep, allegedly due to heavy drinking, next to her crying son, in Toms River, New Jersey. Shortly after leaving home, the nanny crashed her car.
The mother hired the nanny to watch her son and left him in her care at about 10 in the morning. She returned around 2:00 to find the nanny passed out on the floor while her son was crying.
According to the mother, the nanny then staggered out of the home and drove away. She didn’t get very far before she crashed her car into a fire hydrant, uprooting it from the ground.
Police determined the nanny’s blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit and she was arrested. They also found three empty bottles of alcohol in her car.
She was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, DWI, possession of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and a number of other offenses involving motor vehicles. Authorties held her in jail on $50,000 bail.
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