BUCKEYE, AZ — An Arizona mother was arrested for aggravated DUI after doubling the legal Blood Alcohol Content limit while taking a group of kids trick-or-treating for Halloween.
The cool parents are the ones who bother to dress up for Halloween when they take the kids trick-or-treating. It shows that they still understand the magical whimsy of being a child, and that they are still young enough at heart to get into the spirit of the holidays. And that they don't take themselves too seriously.
Just imagine how giddy Veronica Lee King's kids were when she agreed to spice up Halloween for them and their little friends by dressing up as a drunken bitch, and how proud of her they were when her costume proved so good that it fooled local police.
Lee took the modern approach to the outing, driving the six kids— five of them younger than ten years old— from house to house on their spooky nocturnal quest for chills and candy, her SUV their coach and her whiskey-swilling ways the wind beneath their proverbial wings.
It was all going fine until about 8:30 than night, when she parked the SUV in a ditch, where it was be found by "police volunteers who were taking part in a police operation," read: members of the local Police Wannabee Explorers out playing buzz-kill hall-monitor on All Hallow's Eve, when they should be fornicating in a graveyard like all the cool kids.
And kill her buzz they did; King, 41— quickly identified as the driver of the ditched Dodge— was slurry and stank of booze, said sad state leading to a breathalyzer test that registered an impressive 0.165%, more than twice the legal limit and way higher than any responsible parent should clock when driving the precious wee ones from hither to yon.
Clapped in cuffs and deprived of her candy, as well as the fifth of whiskey hidden cunningly in her purse, King was charged with five counts of aggravated DUI, plus a bonus open alcohol container charge.
And, as I'm sure will reassure all of our dear Readers, Arizona Department of Child Safety has been notified of the situation.