Heartwarming news from the local bastion of Christian fundamentalism today: Brooke Ashley Beichley, a spry 22 years old, was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk last night. But that’s not the important part: she actually had a child in the back of the car. Just wonderful decision-making.
An Olathe police officer noticed a car swerving and pulled the driver over about 3:30 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Dennis and Sunset streets.”His investigation revealed that there was someone — a minor child — in the car, potentially in danger,” said Olathe police Sgt. John Roland.
Of course, the worst was yet to come: this lady actually agreed to be interviewed, in which she said the following: a) I didn’t realize I was drunk (her BAC was twice the limit), and b) I thought it was wise to take the child home instead of using a babysitter.
Yes, very wise to opt for the “child endangerment” path over the infinitely more complicated “letting the child sleep because it’s 3:30 in the morning” path.