Accused drunk driving mom hands over kids to ministry
Published Thursday, February 7, 2013 2:21PM PST
Last Updated Thursday, February 7, 2013 7:53PM PST
A 36-year-old Kelowna woman facing possible impaired driving charges has turned over her two children to the Ministry of Children, Mounties said Thursday.
Kelowna RCMP received a report that a possible impaired driver collided with a parked vehicle and continued heading downtown with a flat front tire from the collision.
RCMP said after turning onto another street, the female driver narrowly missed hitting a police vehicle and another motorist before coming to a stop.
Mounties also said the woman’s three-year-old child was in the car and she was on her way to pick up her six-year-old child from school.
A Mountie who was at the scene said the woman attempted to drive away but the officer put the vehicle into park and turned off the ignition.
The woman allegedly displayed signs she was drunk and blew a breath sample that showed she was two-and-a-half times the legal limit, RCMP said.
The child was not injured and both children were turned over to the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
The suspect faces charges including impaired driving and failing to remain at the scene of an accident. She was released on a promise to appear for court at a later date.