Clarksville Woman Caught Driving While Intoxicated with 2 Daughters in Car
Tennessee police report the charging of a Clarksville woman with reckless endangerment and driving under the influence after she was caught driving impaired while her two daughters were riding with her.
In the early hours of an August Saturday morning, an officer responded to a car sitting on the corner of Lillie Bell Lane and Lafayette Road in Clarksville, TN. The driver, Leah Shipes, 33, told the officer that her car had broken as she was driving home.
The officer reports smelling alcohol on Shipes’s breath, and after a field sobriety test, found that she was very likely intoxicated. Upon giving Shipes a breathalyzer test, the officer found that Shipes’s blood alcohol level was around 0.230 and 0.238%, far exceeding the legal limit of .08%.
The most dangerous part of the matter, however, was the fact that Shipes had her two daughters, one of them a baby, in the car.
The offense has caused Shipes to be charged with driving under the influence as well as two counts of reckless endangerment. She was taken into custody at Montgomery County Jail with a bond set at $60,000.
Shipes has two prior DUI offenses from 2009 and 2011.
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