HOUSTON – A woman is accused of driving while intoxicated Saturday while having her three children in the car.
According to the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office, deputies stopped a vehicle near Ella Boulevard and Kuykendahl Road after a brief, 1.5-mile pursuit.
Authorities said the driver, identified as 25-year-old Dulce Moreira, displayed several signs of intoxication and was arrested after failing a field sobriety test.
Moreira was charged with driving while intoxicated with a child passenger and unlawful carry of a weapon. The weapon charge stems from a loaded gun that was found in Moreira’s vehicle, authorities said.
“We were happy just to get her off the streets and rescue those kids and get them to a safe environment,” Constable Mark Herman told KPRC 2.
Moreira’s three children were released to a guardian, authorities said.