Mother Allegedly Drove Drunk in School Zone with Child

Parenthood is full of trials and tribulations that could drive just about anyone to drink. Drinking before picking your child up from school is not recommended, as one woman discovered.

A Simi Valley woman was arrested under suspicion of DUI and other charges last Wednesday, October 19th. At the time of her arrest, she was driving through a school zone and had her 7-year-old driver in the car with her.

47-year-old Christina Politis had just picked her daughter up from school. The Simi Valley Police Traffic Bureau had dispatched four officials to enforce school zone speed limits in front of Hillside Middle School.

At about 3:05 p.m., an officer caught Politis traveling at about 35 m.p.h. in a 25-m.p.h. zone. The officer also noted that she seemed to be driving erratically and pulled Politis over.

After stopping Politis, the officer noticed the signs that might indicate that she was driving under the influence of alcohol. He then noticed the child in the back seat of the car.

Subsequent testing revealed that Politis’ blood-alcohol level was over .08. She was arrested for DUI and child endangerment.

Politis was booked into the Ventura County Jail and her car was impounded. There was no report regarding what happened to the child.

If you have consumed drugs or alcohol or are otherwise impaired, the Simi Valley Police Department urges you to engage a service like Uber, Lyft, or an alternate means of transportation.

If you have been charged with DUI, you will need legal representation. Our attorneys all specialize in the defense of DUI charges. We can help you. Contact us today.

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