Cops: Drunk Mom Had Daughter Blow Into Anti-DUI Device

Police say she had her daughter blow into the device so she could start car
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2017 4:54 PM CST
Cops: Drunk Mom Used Girl, 8, to Get Around Anti-DUI Device
A staff of Tokyo-based electronic alcohol detector maker Tokai Denshi Inc. demonstrates a new drunken driving deterrence device during a car electronics technology exhibition in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009. The "Alcohol Interlock Device," seen above the dashboard, is equipped with a handset to which...   (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara)

Police say that a Pennsylvania woman who crashed her car while her 8-year-old daughter was inside should never have been driving at all. Angela L. Daywalt has been charged with drunken driving, child endangerment, corruption of minors, and other traffic offenses in the Feb. 13 incident—but the 36-year-old already had a device on her car blocking her from drinking and driving, the Patriot-News reports. Police say, per witness reports, she had her daughter blow into it, which allowed her to start the vehicle. She allegedly fled the scene of the one-car accident, which happened around 11pm, and was found at her home, per Fox 43. (More drunk driving stories.)

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