Phoenix police have arrested a Valley mother who allegedly drove while under the influence of alcohol, causing a car accident with the wall of a school, all while her three young children were passengers in the vehicle.
On Tuesday night, Phoenix Police Department officials found 34-year-old Deana Unterbrink standing by her Lincoln Navigator in the Adams Traditional Academy parking lot, located at 23rd Avenue and Pinnacle Peak Road, just east of Interstate 17. Her three children, between 2 and 5 years of age, were also in the lot and were crying.
Unterbrink was later arrested, after officers reportedly found an open alcohol container, as well as several small unopened bottles of liquor in her purse.
She was taken to a Maricopa County jail and booked on multiple counts, including 3 counts of DUI with a passenger under 15 years of age and 2 counts of aggravated DUI.
The damage to the Valley private school's cinder block wall has been estimated at about $1,000.
It is unclear at this time whether there were any phsyical injuries in this collision.
Being a Phoenix car accident attorney, it is relieving that, as far as we know at this time, none of the driver's children were hurt. It is one thing to put yourself in danger, but to drive under the influence of alcohol or any other impairing substance while your children are in the vehicle is outrages and unforgivable.
Our Phoenix car accident law firm will keep you updated on what happens to the DUI suspect in this case.