An 8-year old boy knew that something was wrong with his mother who drove to pick his sister up at school. The mother from St. Paul, Tina Ramirez, 44, was arrested and charged with second-degree DWI on two counts after drinking half a pint of Vodka and driving with her son to pick up her daughter from Monroe Elementary School.
Police reports say she arrived at her daughter’s school with the boy who came in and told school officials that his mother was waiting in the car but “too drunk or high to drive.” Authorities said that the car key was taken from Ramirez by the school principal who then called the police.
According to the authorities, Ramirez “had a hard time speaking coherently and understanding what our officers were asking her,” and “she had some problems standing up. She was losing her balance.” Ramirez admitted she drank the vodka and was visibly intoxicated. She fell down after she stepped out of her car so the police officers were not able to perform the standard sobriety test.
After more than an hour, Ramirez took the breathalyzer test whose BAC registered .30 percent, which is almost four times than the .08 percent legal limit of blood alcohol content. She has no previous traffic tickets or DWI convictions, according to police, but the fact that she was trying to drive with young children in the vehicle was an aggravating factor that enhanced the current DWI charges. The father picked up the kids. Ramirez was sent to jail.
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