Taunton mom accused of DUI with 4 kids in vehicle
REHOBOTH, Mass. (WHDH) -- A Taunton woman was in court Monday after police arrested her for allegedly driving under the influence with four children in the backseat.
Angela Tavares, 35, was arraigned on multiple charges including child endangerment while operating under the influence.
Rehoboth police pulled Tavares over on Saturday night after someone called the police to report a car driving erratically.
“One of our officers went down Route 44, located the vehicle, and also observed some erratic operation -- the vehicle crossed the center line a couple of times and then he pulled the vehicle over,” said one officer.
Inside Tavares’ car were four children, ages 3 to 14. Three of those children were hers, the other was her passenger’s, a woman from Brockton.
Rehoboth police said Tavares submitted to a portable breath test. This came after failing three other field sobriety tests. Tavares told the officer she had two glasses of champagne and two beers earlier in the day while at a family wedding at a home in Providence, R.I.
A not-guilty plea was entered on Tavares’ behalf. She was freed on personal recognizance.
After the arraignment, Tavares said what police did wasn’t fair, but she didn’t elaborate.
Tavares’ license has been suspended until her next court appearance in late July.