Mother discovered passed out in car with kids, police say

By Sandra Gonzalez, Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor

HOUSTON - A woman was discovered passed out in the driver's seat of a car Thursday night with two small children in the car, said Houston police.

Police were sent to the 4700 block of Airline in North Houston because of an SUV blocking lanes without any lights on.

When officers arrived, they found the woman asleep at the wheel and two children, ages 3 and 6, in car seats, according to the Houston Police Department.

The woman took a field sobriety test and was arrested, police said. Investigators said a charge of DWI with a child is being sought against her.

The children are now in the custody of relatives.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify that charges are being sought against the woman. It also corrects the number of children found in the car based on new information from investigators.




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