Warren police: Woman drove drunk with 7 kids in car

Arielo Davis

WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – A Warren woman is being held without bond at the Trumbull County Jail after police said she drove drunk Monday night with seven children under the age of 12 in the van.

Arie’lo Davis, 31, 3072 Lancer Court N.W., was charged with driving under the influence with a Breathalyzer refusal, endangering children, driving under suspension and child restraint usage. She appeared in Warren Municipal Court Tuesday morning, where no bond was set. A bond hearing is set for Friday, according to court records.

According to a police report, officers were called to the area of Parkwood Drive N.W. about 9:45 p.m. Monday in reference to a 2002 red van being driven by Davis. The report does not specify why police were looking for the van.

Officers went to Davis’ address, but the van was not there so they continued looking for it and eventually found it about 20 minutes later in the drive-through lane at the Fast Lane Market at the corner of West Market Street and Southern Boulevard, the police report states.

After running the van’s registration, officers discovered Davis’ driver’s license is suspended and they pulled the van over after it left the drive-through.

Officers approached the van and noticed a strong odor of alcohol on her breath. She told police she only had one beer, according to the police report.

Davis was asked to get out of the van and she almost fell while doing so. She told officers she had a broken left ankle and was unable to perform the walk-and-turn and one-legged stand field sobriety tests, the police report states.

Officers instead gave her the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test, one of three standardized field sobriety tests, and she failed all three sections, according to the police report. The officer wrote in the report that “it is also believed that her inability to walk was also hampered by her being intoxicated.”

She was taken to the Warren Police Department, where she was given the Breathalyzer and she was unable to complete a steady blow on each try, the police report states, so a complete test reading could not be obtained. However, the officer noted in the report that while Davis was blowing, two of the readings were 0.209, which is more than twice the legal driving limit of 0.08.

The report states that Davis had her seven children inside the van and none of them were in child restraints or seat belts. Two of the children are 6, and the others are 2, 4, 8, 9 and 11, the report states.

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