Kentucky mother allegedly drunk drove to teach her son 'lesson'

Kentucky mother allegedly drunk drove to teach her son 'lesson'
Photo credit: Fayette County Detention Center

A Kentucky mother has been arrested after allegedly drink-driving with her son in the car to "teach [him] a lesson".

After having drunk beer for the whole day on Saturday (local time), Sunita Jairam decided to go for a car ride with her young son, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

According to Ms Jairam's arrest citation, her son told police he had attempted to escape the car numerous times as the car hit speeds of up to 241km/h. But he was unsuccessful, as the doors remained locked.

Ms Jairam, who admitted to the speeding, has now been arrested and charged with drink-driving and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Her blood alcohol level was reportedly twice the legal limit, and she was slurring her speech when she was apprehended by police.

Taken to the Fayette Country Detention Centre, Ms Jairam is expected to appear in court on Monday.

It isn't her first time in trouble with the law, having previously been charged with public intoxication and speeding in the past.

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