I hope she has lost custody of the son?

Stuff reports:

A Waikato woman driving drunk with a toddler in her lap nearly crashed into a police patrol car.

Tahi Mary Mahu, 34, of Ngaruawahia, didn’t have a valid driver licence, either.

She pleaded guilty before Judge Simon Menzies at the Huntly District Court on Thursday morning on four charges: ill treatment or neglect of a child, driving in a dangerous manner, driving without the appropriate licence, and driving with excess breath alcohol.

They relate to a Sunday afternoon when she was caught drunk with her three-year-old son, who was unrestrained on her lap and gripping the wheel.

Driving drunk is bad.

Driving drunk with a child in the car is worse.

Driving drunk with the child sitting on your lap is child abuse.

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