Wednesday, 27. March 2013
Although we’ve already had early frontrunners in the chase for the weirdest DUI in 2013, three mothers have certainly dropped out of the running for the “Mom of the Year” award after receiving DUI’s earlier this month.
The first incident happened north of the border in Canada. According to the police report, a 53-year old mother went to go pick he son up from jail in the wee hours of the morning after he was arrested for DUI, which sounds innocent enough, until we learn that the mother was also drunk when she arrived at the police station.
Officers said the woman smelled of alcohol, and they asked her to take a breathalyzer test. She failed the test and was charged with impaired driving.
The duo had their vehicles impounded, lost their driver’s licenses for 90 days, and share a court date in April.
Mom Charged with DUI while Driving Son to School
Not to be outdone, a 52-year old South Carolina woman was charged with driving under the influence after officers stopped her for speeding through a school zone.
According to authorities, Deborah Arnett was pulled over after she was clocked going 40 mph in a 25 mph school zone. Police had to pursue her down several streets before she decided to pull over.
When asked why she was speeding, Arnett told the officers that she was trying to get her son to school on time. Officers noticed the smell of alcohol, and they asked Arnett to attempt some field sobriety tests. She failed the tests, but would not consent to a breathalyzer.
Arnett said she drank too much the night before and hadn’t eaten anything that morning. When officers looked in her minivan, they found a can of beer and a bottle of mouthwash.
She was charged with driving under the influence, child endangerment, and failure to stop for blue light and siren.
Teen Mom “Star” Arrested for DUI
Farrah Abraham, who became relevant because of her appearance on the MTV show Teen Mom, was arrested and charged with DUI over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, but she claims the breathalyzer was incorrect because she was sick.
Abraham was pulled over after she got behind the wheel following a night of partying during the holiday weekend. She consented to a breathalyzer test, where she blew a .147, nearly twice the legal limit.
Abraham said she didn’t even want to go out that night, despite tweets that said she was ready to party and a picture of her double-fisting two beers, yet she went out to make sure her older sister got home safe.
According to TMZ, Abraham was not cooperative with police. They reported that she scream and bit on the Breathalyzer three times before providing an accurate sample. Despite the evidence against her, Abraham sounded confident in her defense.
“Because I’m sick, I could not give an accurate breathalyzer test, due to coughing and shortage of breath,” said Abraham. “I have a lawyer and all will work out with my ticket.”
Related sources: TMZ, Yahoo, The Canadian Star, WBTW.com