Warren Woman Arraigned on DWI Charges
Troy police say she was driving 90 mph on I-75 with two kids in the back seat.
A Warren woman charged with drunken driving was going more than 90 mph when Troy police stopped her on I-75 with two children in her vehicle, police said Tuesday.
Police Lt. Robert Redmond said the department received a report about 5:45 p.m. Sunday of an erratic driver on I-75 near Adams Road. He said the vehicle didn't initially stop for officers.
"Upon approaching the vehicle, officers learned two children were in the back seat," Redmond said in a release. "The children told officers the driver was speeding and that they were going to jump out of the car because they didn't want to die."
Police said the driver, Betty Jean Turner, 46, had slurred speech and failed sobriety tests, including a preliminary breath test showing a .23-percent blood alcohol content. Turner was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, driving without a license and child endangerment.
Redmond said the children, ages 7 and 9, were taken to the police department and picked up by another adult. Police said Turner is the parent of one of the children and the other is the child's friend.
Turner was arraigned Monday in Oakland County 52-4 District Court on one count of operating while intoxicated with a child less than 16-years in the vehicle (second offense), and one count of operating while intoxicated (third offense).