Woman passed out in car arrested; 3 children in back seat
BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a woman Sunday after officers found her passed out in the driver seat of her vehicle with three children in the backseat.
Antoinette Corner, 44, was booked on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, three counts of DWI with a child under 12 years of age in the vehicle, reckless operation of a vehicle and unlawful possession of a schedule IV CDS without a prescription.
Police received a report of a stalled vehicle in an intersection in the 500 block of S. 22nd Street shortly after 3 p.m. and responded to the scene to find Corner unresponsive in the driver's seat. When officers made contact with her, she displayed slurred speech, dilated pupils and an extreme lack of balance. They also said they found a small baggie in the driver side door area that contained 18 Carisprodol pills. All three children in the back seat of the car were under 12 years of age.
The woman told law enforcement she had taken about four of the pills earlier in the day and advised officers that she was high. Carisprodol is a muscle relaxer that is only available with a prescription, which Corner told officers she did not possess.
Police said Corner was unable to perform field sobriety tests and refused breath and urine tests.