Friday, September 13, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE — A Lawrenceville woman backed into another car while stopped in a turn lane, police said, and later registered nearly three times the legal limit on a blood-alcohol test — all shortly after picking up her son from daycare.
Lawrenceville police responded to the intersection of Jackson and Atha streets at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday after a driver reported being hit by the Honda Accord piloted by 34-year-old Michelle Angella Scott. Both were reportedly waiting in the turn lane when Scott “began to back up and stuck (the victim’s) vehicle.”
When officers arrived, Scott’s “speech was slow and her eyes were half shut.” Denying having had anything to drink, she told police “she had an automatic so she could not have backed into” the victim’s car, and that she had just picked up her son from daycare and they were headed home.
The responding officer asked Scott to perform field sobriety tests, all of which she failed, according to an incident report. After being arrested, she blew blood-alcohol contents of 0.229 and 0.239 on breathlyzer tests, nearly three times the DUI threshold of 0.08.
Inside the car, authorities said they found one empty 16-ounce can of beer in the glove box — and five 24-ounce empties on the backseat floorboard.
After Scott was arrested and charged with DUI, DUI-child endangerment, violation of a restricted license and no insurance, her young son was taken back to daycare. He was eventually picked up by his father, but not before spilling the beans.
“My mommy lied to you,” the youngster reportedly told police. “She really did back into that car.”