Friday, April 17, 2009

Afer drunk mother threatened death, kid called 911 from back of car

A mother in Boca Raton, Florida was charged with child neglect after she drove drunk with her kids in the car. Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies arrested Belinda Leighton on Easter Sunday after her son called 911 from the back seat and reported what was happening.

The children, ages 9 and 13, said Leighton spent the morning drinking wine and beer and then decided to go for a drive. At times, they said, she drove faster than 100 mph and came close to hitting a fire truck.

During the ride, Leighton told the kids she "had it" and was going to kill them and herself by crashing the car.

Deputies found Leighton at a friend's house. As deputies questioned her, she requested they take her children and put them in foster care. (info from WPBF TV)

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