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Last time, Tempe, AZ DUI attorney Mark Weingart and the rest of his staff at the Weingart Firm talked about how Michael Phelps dealt with his DUI charge. However, today we want to talk about something a little more unnerving.
Today we want to talk about the poor choices choosing to drink and get behind the wheel of a care can lead you to make, and not only how they can put your life in danger, but others around you as well.
We have all been there. Driving down the freeway when suddenly an erratic driver careens past you and your stomach drops. You know the person is under the influence of something, or at the very least in no condition to be driving a motorized vehicle. You find yourself taking a deep breath and being thankful that he didn’t you or cause an accident near you that could have caused you to wreck.
The you think about the people ahead of you, further down the road. Will he hit them? Id someone’s life just a mile ahead of you about to end? Worst of all, could that driver have had passengers in his car?
Well, this is exactly what happened in Madison County, Indiana when police were shocked as they yanked 26-year-old Jennifer Karkosky off the road on Saturday night just this past labor day weekend.
However, the shocking part was not that Karkosky was intoxicated, or that she was attempting to operate a motor vehicle. No, DUIs are common fare on holiday weekends.
The shocking part was that Karkosky has eight children with her in the car. Eight.
The children that Karkosky was carrying in the car with her on her drunken joyride were all between the ages of three and twelve years old. She was driving a 2000 GMC Jimmy.
The details of this story are even more shocking, and only further support the fact that no matter how “decent” you think you are to drive, when you have been drinking things can go wrong very fast.
Karkosky claims that she and the eight young children she was transporting were on their way home from a trip to a community swimming pool. Karkosky then states that during an attempt to turn her car around on the road, she backed off the road completely and ended up with her car on it’s hood at a 45-degree angle.
Police officers who responded to the scene smelled the alcohol on Karkosky immediately. After everyone was pulled from the car while the police were still stunned by the fact that no one had been seriously injured or killed, Karkosky admitted to having “three” beers earlier in the day. Her blood alcohol level was tested and, no surprise, it came out be 0.16, which is double the legal limit.
The children that Karkosky had in her car consisted of her own two children, three children who belonged to her friends, and three other children Karkosky was apparently trying to adopt. Don’t worry, though, it isn’t likely that this negligent parent will be receiving custody of ANY children any time soon.
Police released Karkosky’s two children and the friend’s children were released into the custody of family members. The remaining three children were released to the Department of Child Services.
Karkosky is not only being charged with driving under the influence. Apparently, she has previous charges for the same offense working against her. On top of all this Karkosky is being charged with eight counts of neglect toward a dependent child and driving with a suspended license.
Karkosky is going to need one hell of a DUI defense in order to have any hopes of reclaiming her life. Of course, it would have been better if she had just never made these choices in the first place, however had she been in Tempe, AZ all of here at the Weingart Firm would have likely been getting a call from Miss Karkosky.
Until next time readers, make good choices and drive safe.