When you teach your kids not to tell lies and to respect police officers, it is probably not the brightest idea to lie to one while your seven year old is in the backseat.
That was the case when an off-duty officer pulled over 25-year-old Audrey B. McColm was asked if she had been drinking.
McColm denied that suggestion, according to an Indiana Randolph County Sheriff’s Departmentreport, but a 7-year-old child who had been riding in her vehicle had an opposing viewpoint.
“Yes, you have, Mom,” the youngster said.
McColm was arrested Monday night on a preliminary charge of neglect of a dependent. She was later released after posting bond at the Randolph County jail.
Authorities said a breath test measured McColm’s blood-alcohol content at 0.237 percent, nearly three times the legal limit for motorists.
The officer pulled McColm over because she nearly caused a head on collision with the officer off-duty car.
After being taken to the jail, the Selma woman allegedly asked officers to “shoot her in the head” and for a time she refused to put on a jail jump suit after her own clothing had been removed.
Maybe, just maybe this will be a memory the child and mother will be able to look back on and find some sort of humor in. Although, drunk driving is very stupid and driving drunk with your kids in the car just adds to the stupidity. So, yea…maybe there won’t be any laughs over this situation.