Drunk mom arrested after attempting to pick up kids from school
The mother of two elementary school children is facing a misdemeanor charge after attempting to pick up her children from school while intoxicated. School staff suspected 36-year-old Amy Douglass of being highly intoxicated when she arrived to pick up her children at Willow Hill Elementary School in Traverse City on October 18.
School officials called police, who arrested Douglass for operating while intoxicated with a high BAC. Her blood alcohol content was .277. Court records indicate that Douglass "smelled strongly of intoxicants," and had "extemely bloodshot/watery eyes."
Douglass admitted to drinking rum and then driving to the school. She was taken to the Grand Traverse County Jail and the childrens' father was called.
Court records show Douglass plead not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of operating while intoxicated with a high blood-alcohol content during her October 29 arraignment.
She is scheduled to appear before the 86th District court on November 14.