Lauren Weeks, 37, blood alcohol level was ‘nearly four times the legal limit’ when she crashed her car with her four children inside, according to court documents.
Weeks had just left Rexburg Rapids water park with her four children, where she had been drinking. She got into the car when she rear-ended a vehicle, drove off the road through a fence and came to a stop on railroad tracks, according to EastIdahoNews.com.
Weeks blew a .306, according to court documents. The legal limit in Idaho is .08.
The Daily Mail reports:
Authorities said Weeks was driving a 2005 Yukon when she crashed on US Highway 20 around 6pm last Thursday.
A deputy said he could smell alcohol on Weeks and she was slurring her words.
The deputy also said the woman’s eyes appeared to be bloodshot and glossy, according to Idaho News.
Weeks reportedly admitted to be being ‘a little tipsy’ and she fell to the ground more than once, authorities said.
When the deputy searched the woman’s car, a Gatorade bottle containing wine and a half empty box of wine were discovered, court documents showed.
The four children were taken to Madison Memorial Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries after one child complained of chest pains.
Weeks was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of excessive driving under the influence, possessing an open container while driving and injury to child by transporting while under the influence. She also received a citation for following too closely.
Weeks is still in jail being held on bail. She pled not guilty to the charges last Friday.