Drunk Mother Attempts to Pick Up Children at School
A woman has been arrested after police said that she drove drunk to an area elementary school and attempted to pick up her daughter.
Thirty-four-year-old Lisset Llauro was taken into custody by Miramar Police Monday afternoon at her daughter’s school, Silver Lakes Elementary.
Llauro is the mother to three children, ages 14, 12 and 6 years of age.
According to the police report, Llauro ran over some plastic lane dividers and almost rear-ended a vehicle in front of hers. According to witnesses, Llauro seemed disoriented, and they said, her speech was slurred.
Parents also at the school to pick up their children expressed their concerns. “I have my baby here. What if somebody else got hit?” one parent said.
“I think it’s really, really bad for her to do that because that’s not good,” another concerned parent said.
Authorities conducted a roadside sobriety test, which Llauro failed. She was then transported to the Broward County Jail and charged with one count of DUI.
Llauro also refused a breath and urine test. Llauro was released from jail Tuesday afternoon on her own recognizance. Broward County Judge John Hurley ordered her to undergo random drug and alcohol testing while she is out on bond. Hurley further stated that if Llauro comes back with any trace of alcohol in her system after the hearing, she would be re-arrested.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or DUI is taken very seriously in the state of Florida. One of the most dangerous and serious of offenses is DUI driving where children are involved. A child in the eyes of the law are considered to have limited power and are often unable to make decisions when it comes to their own safety. A child is by necessity dependent upon the adults who care for them to protect them from any possible dangers. Florida takes a strong stand on child endangerment and has several laws in place with regards to the safety of children while they are in a vehicle. Drivers who are DUI while carrying children are clearly in violation of not only the state’s DUI laws but those surrounding child endangerment.
Anyone who attempts to drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other substances with a child in the car is committing a criminal offense. According to Florida law, a criminal offense such as this is punishable by at least a nine month jail sentence and a $1,000 fine if it is a first offense and if the child has not yet reached the age of 18. If a second offense is committed, the fine could well reach $2,000 and a year in jail. In the situation of a third time offender, the penalty could be up to 12 months in jail and a fine reaching $5,000 once convicted.
Needless to say, no one should drink and drive, and they should definitely never attempt to drive under the influence when there is a child in the vehicle.
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