Woman Arrested for DUI with Young Son in Vehicle | Seattle Auto Accident Lawyer

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It’s one thing when a person puts himself or herself in danger when driving while under the influence, but it’s another, even worse situation, when they have passengers in the vehicle that they put at risk as well. That’s what Angela Waldo did in North Seattle on Monday night. The 34-year-old mother was arrested after she backed into a parked van in a 7-Eleven parking lot. Not only did she cause a hefty amount of damage to the vehicle, she was driving with her 2-year-old son in her truck. The young boy was not properly restrained in his car seat, but was fortunately not injured in the incident.

When officers approached Waldo, she was quite clearly impaired. She was not able to walk straight and was unable to complete field-sobriety tests. Officers found prescription pills on the floor of the suspect’s truck when they searched it. The prescriptions had just been filled that day, but several pills were already missing from the bottles.

Waldo was arrested for DUI, negligent driving and child endangerment. According to records, this is not Waldo’s first run-in with the law. Three years ago, she had been arrested for DUI, hit-and-run as well as negligent driving.