Daughter Calls 911 From Car as Mom 'Drives Drunk'

Cops pull mother over as she 'swerves' into lanes
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 28, 2010 3:12 AM CDT
Updated Jul 28, 2010 5:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – A scared 12-year-old girl frantically called 911 on her cell phone from inside a car as her drunk mom careened down a Long Island highway, police said. Jamie Hicks, 48, was swerving into other traffic lanes with her two daughters in her car when she was pulled over by state troopers responding to the calls, said cops.

Her blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, according to police. She was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with passengers under the age of 16, a felony, and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, reports the New York Post. (Read more drunk driving stories.)

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