Blissfield, MI – Police have released audio recordings and some dashcam video from a drunk driving arrest that occurred after a terrified teen called 911 and reported that her mother was driving drunk.
The incident occurred at about 6 p.m. on Oct. 17 when a 17-year-old girl called 911 from the backseat of her mother’s vehicle to report that her mother was driving drunk, WTVG reported.
“Hi, my mom is drunk driving crazy as f-k with me and my little brother in the car,” the girl told the 911 call taker. “We don’t feel safe at all. Like, we need somebody to come find us.”
The 17-year-old daughter told the dispatcher that her mother was driving under the influence and her 15-year-old brother was also in the backseat with her, WTVG reported.
Blissfield Police Officer Thomas Anton told reporters that the dispatchers stayed on the phone with the girl for the approximately 10 minutes it took for law enforcement officers to catch up with the car as it passed through Blissfield on U.S. 223.
“The vehicle was actually going over the lines and actually almost hit another car next to it, and it came over the double yellow lines twice and almost caused a head-on collision twice,” Officer Anton explained.
The officer said he intercepted the vehicle on the west side of town within a few minutes of getting the call, WTVG reported.
Officer Anton said that the 45-year-old woman behind the wheel was taken into custody and booked into the Lenawee County Jail, where authorities said she blew twice the legal limit on a breath test.
“They were quite scared when mom was driving down the road drunk,” Officer Anton said. “They were scared for mom’s safety and for theirs, so they called 911 to make sure that, in fact, the daughter said that they saved mom’s life.”
A friend of the mother’s was riding in the passenger seat when the driver was arrested, WTVG reported.
Police allowed him to drive the teens to their grandmother’s house where they were released into her custody as their mother was processed.
She was charged with misdemeanor operating while impaired, WTVG reported.
Official have not yet released the driver’s identity.