A North Seattle mother was ordered to spend a night in jail after being arrested for a DUI with her young son in the car, reports KIRO TV.
Angela Waldo was arrested in a 7-Eleven parking lot in Seattle around 9:30 p.m. on Monday night. Police say the 34-year-old woman backed her truck into the side of a parked van. Waldo allegedly caused extensive damage to the other vehicle.
By the time police arrived at the scene, Waldo was reportedly unsteady on her feet and was staggering and swaying.
Authorities say that Waldo was given a field sobriety test, but was so drunk that she could not complete the test. After searching the mother's vehicle, police found two bottles of prescription medication and multiple pills were missing. Along with the drugs, police found the woman's two-year-old son in "some type of child seat" that was neither properly secured nor fastened.
In addition to the drunk driving charge, Waldo was arrested for child endangerment. Records reveal that Waldo has a prior history of driving under the influence, negligent driving, and hit and run.
If you are charged with a DUI in the Seattle or King County areas, you should know that you face serious penalties for the charge. However, if you are arrested with a child in the car, you should be aware that you face much more serious penalties including the possible removal of your child from your care.
It is important to work with an experienced DUI attorney if you have been charged with drunk driving. Contact the experienced defense attorneys at Wolff Criminal Defense if you have any questions. Call us at 425-284-2000 to schedule a consultation to discuss your case. The stakes for a DUI conviction can be very high and you will not want to fight your fight alone.