Woman passes out at drive-thru with two children in back seat

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NEW CASTLE, Ind. (March 24, 2015) – A mother who was allegedly on drugs was arrested Saturday night after passing out at the Taco Bell drive-thru window.

Amber Ford, 33, of New Castle is charged with two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and one count of public intoxication.

Officers were called to the Taco Bell in the 2100 block of S. Memorial Drive around 8 p.m. on a report of an intoxicated woman who had passed out at the pay window. Employees told police it took Ford thirteen minutes to order.

When police arrived Ford was slumped over her wheel and appeared to be unconscious. She had two-year-old twins in the backseat.

Once police got Ford’s attention, they asked her if she would perform a series of field sobriety tests. She complied, but she failed all of the tests.

Police transported Ford to the Henry County Jail. She remains jailed in lieu of $350 bond. Her case is pending in Henry Circuit Court 3.

Police located the children’s’ father and he picked them up from the Taco Bell. A report was also filed with the Department of Child Services.

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