Police: Mother Found Passed Out Drunk With Infant In Car
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio-Authorities arrested a North Canton woman over the weekend for allegedly being passed out drunk at an intersection with her 1-year-old daughter in the car.
Amy Seward, 34, was taken into custody sometime in the 7:00 p.m. hour Saturday night at the corner of Everhard Road and Whipple Avenue NW, according to an arrest report obtained by Fox 8 News.
A witness alerted authorities that Seward was slumped over the steering wheel of a 1997 Buick Le Sabre in the east bound lanes of traffic on Everhard Road.
The witness told authorities that Seward’s 1-year old daughter was in the front seat of the vehicle, not in a child seat and also not secured with a safety belt.
EMS crews arrived at the scene first, according to the report, and the medics escorted Seward and her daughter to a nearby parking lot.
Canton Police arrived a short time later and they conducted a series of sobriety tests, all of which Seward failed, according to the report.
Seward was then taken into custody for suspicion of OVI and driving under suspension.
When back at the police station Seward did agree to take a blood alcohol breath test that resulted in a .184 BAC, more than twice the legal limit of .08 in Ohio.
Seward was later charged with OVI, child endangering and driving under suspension. She was released to her husband late Saturday night and is scheduled to appear in Massillon Municipal Court on the charges on December 22.
A Stark County Children Protective Services worker was alerted of Seward’s arrest.
A call from Fox 8 News made to Seward seeking comment was not returned.