Woman faces charges for DUI with children on board
A South Lake Tahoe woman is facing multiple charges of driving under the influence and child endangerment after she was arrested in Stateline on Wednesday.
Angela Carlen was westbound on Highway 50 at about 2:45 a.m. in a red Dodge minivan when she was pulled over for a traffic violation at Stateline Avenue.
Inside the vehicle were four sleeping children ranging in age from 8 months to 10 years old.
Carlen told the deputy her ex-husband had taken her wallet out of the car along with all her documentation. The deputy said Carlen was slurring her speech, but denied consuming alcohol.
A routine background check revealed Carlen had a warrant out of Carson City, her California driver’s license was revoked and that she was required to have an ignition interlock device on her vehicle.
After failing a field sobriety test, a preliminary breath test revealed she had a .214 blood alcohol content, well over twice the legal limit.
A check of her criminal history revealed DUI arrests in 2012, 2014 and 2015. In Nevada a third DUI conviction in seven years is a felony. Any subsequent DUI is considered a felony with a substantial prison sentence.