Mother accused of drugged driving, other charges while taking child to school


A 33-year-old mother is facing multiple charges after law enforcers said she was driving her child to school under the influence of drugs and crashed into a snowbank on West Dominick Street.

Police said Amanda M. LaFlair, of 728 W. Dominick St., was driving on West Dominick Street at about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday when she passed out behind the wheel. Police said LaFlair was under the influence of narcotics.

Authorities said LaFlair’s vehicle blew through a red light and crashed into a snowbank in the 200 block. Police said they found LaFlair passed out in the drive’s seat, with her young son in the front passenger seat.

No one was injured in the crash, authorities stated.

LaFlair is charged with one count each of driving while ability impaired by drugs, endangering the welfare of a child, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and aggravated driving while impaired, for having a child in the vehicle, police stated.

She is scheduled to appear in City Court.


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