Woman with four kids in car charged with DUI

Woman with four kids in car charged with DUI


Police arrested a woman early Thursday evening for drunk driving and obstructing justice charges.

Reports said officers were on another traffic stop at South and Indianola avenues about 8:20 p.m. when an SUV driven by 26-year-old Carmesha Lowe drove into a nearby parking lot very erratically. A woman in the car said she was fighting with Lowe, who was driving. Four children, ages 12, 11, 2 and eight months, were in the back seat, reports said.

Lowe smelled of alcohol and resisted efforts to cuff her. She also swore at officers and kicked the windows of a cruiser. She was taken to the Mahoning County jail for the charges of driving under the influence, driving under suspension, disorderly conduct and obstruction of justice. Reports said she registered a blood alcohol content of .171 during a blood test. The legal limit in Ohio is .08.

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