A 44-year-old Cooper City woman has been sentenced by a Broward County judge after she was accused of passing out drunk in her minivan while her two children wandered about a mile away.
The defendant pleaded no contest to two counts of child neglect, two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and one count of DUI. She could have faced up over a decade of jail time, but the judge sentenced her to a year of house arrest.
According to the women’s defense attorney, she has attended a parenting program, substance-abuse counseling, and DUI school since the incident in September 2009.
Source: South Florida mom sentenced for child neglect, Miami Herald, May 13, 2010
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