Mother accused of trying to pick up child from Macomb Township school while drunk

By Dave Bartkowiak Jr. , Online News Editor, @DaveBartko,
Published On: Feb 17 2014 01:22:49 PM EST
Updated On: Feb 18 2014 04:11:11 PM EST
Carrie Lynn Novick

A mother is accused of being "super drunk" when she tried to pick up her child from an elementary school in Macomb Township.

The Macomb County Sheriff's Office says administration at Beck Centennial Elementary School, which is on Hayes Road just south of 25 Mile Road, thought the woman seemed disoriented. She allegedly admitted to having one beer before heading to the school.

School officials told her she could not drive the child home from school and she must get an alternative transportation arrangement for the child. She allegedly ignored them and the child was placed in her Volkswagen anyway. School personnel told her to return the child to the school while they waited for someone else to take him home.

That's when the Macomb County Sheriff's deputies were called. They arrested the mother on suspicion of operating while intoxicated and possibly endangering her child.

She was taken to the Macomb County Jail where a beathalyzer test registered a .26 percent blood alcohol content, more than three times Michigan's legal driving limit of .08.

Michigan's "super drunk" law is for a driver who registers a .17 percent blood alcohol level or higher.

The mother has been charged with operating while intoxicated with high blood alcohol content.


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