A New Jersey woman recently picked up her son from school with a blood alcohol level (BAC) three times the legal limit, investigators said.
Jeanne Champagne, a 45-year-old Rockaway resident arrived at around 7:00 p.m. on November 20 to pick up her 12-year old boy from an after-school activity.
After picking up her son, Champagne hit a parked vehicle. Police soon arrived to investigate and detected the smell of alcohol on the defendant’s breath.
The mother admitted to having drank alcohol and subsequent breath testing indicated that her BAC was .24, triple the legal limit of .08. She was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a minor, careless driving, reckless driving and endangering the welfare of a child.