Police: Mom Drove Drunk with Toddler


Arlene A. Fields (Photo Credit: Solon Police Department)

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SOLON, Ohio — A woman faces a slew of charges after police in Solon arrested her for allegedly driving drunk with her toddler in the car.

Solon police were called to Harper Road just after 7:30 Monday night for a report of an impaired driver weaving across the road.

That’s where an officer pulled over Arlene A. Fields, 42, of Maple Heights.

According to a police report, the officer saw Fields’ 2-year-old daughter climbing around the back seat, unrestrained. Fields reportedly smelled of alcohol and had red, glassy eyes.

After failing a number of sobriety tests, Fields blew a .193 on a breathalyzer test — more than twice the legal limit of .08, police said.

She was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI), endangering children, and failing to have her child in a safety seat.

In addition, Fields had an active warrant for her arrest from Maple Heights police for making a false report.

She’ll appear in court to face the charges on October 19.

Fields’ daughter was released into the custody of another family member.

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