Besides the DWI, possession of marijuana, marijuana in a motor vehicle, and the other slew of charges for her outrageous behavior, if it happened in New Jersey, she would probably be charged additionally with Endangering the Welfare of Children N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(a)(2) because actions of a parent or guardian that expose minors to potential harm that could make them an abused or neglected child are, depending on the circumstances guilty of a 2nd or 3rd degree crime, and Driving While Intoxicated with a Minor Passenger N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.15(c) – because a parent or guardian who is convicted of DWI and who, at the time of the violation, has a minor as a passenger in the motor vehicle is guilty of a disorderly persons offense. The respective statutes describe a Minor for N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.15(c) as anyone who is 17 years of age or younger and a Child for N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(a)(2) as any person under 18 years of age.
Police: Woman street racing with child on-board arrested for DUI
Taylor Viydo, KREM 9:23 p.m. MDT June 8, 2015
Shariah Whitney(Photo: KREM)
POST FALLS, Idaho – The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a woman who was driving while intoxicated with a child in the car on Sunday.
According to police, Shariah L. Whitney was street racing with another vehicle at Spokane Street and West Riverview Drive on Sunday. The other vehicle she was racing lost control and stuck a concrete island, before striking a parked car.
When police arrived, they arrested the Spokane Valley resident for driving under the influence. Officials said Whitney also had her 5-year-old daughter in the car when this happened. Court records showed a 15-year-old was in the vehicle, too.
Police have not said if Whitney will face additional charges for having a child in the car with her.
On Monday, the judge set Whitney’s bond at $3,600. Court records stated that her blood alcohol content registered at more than .20. Police wrote that Whitney also had marijuana with her at the time of the crash.