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Louisville woman accused of DUI with 4-year-old in car

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Angel Embry (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Angel Embry (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville woman is facing multiple charges after police say she was caught operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, with her 4-year-old son in the car.

According to an arrest report, it happened on Taylorsville Road, near the Watterson Expressway, just before 4 p.m. Thursday.

Police say a witness spotted 28-year-old Angel Embry unconscious in her vehicle for over 20 minutes with a young child in the back seat. As officers approached the vehicle, it allegedly began backing up out of a parking spot.

Police told her to stop.

When officers spoke with her, Embry's speech was slurred, her movements were erratic and her eyelids kept closing, according to the arrest report. She allegedly told police that she had not been drinking, but she was on several prescription medications, and "she was not aware she could not drive while on the medication."

Police say she, "wantonly engaged in conduct which showed an extreme indifference to the value of her 4-year-old son's life...since intoxicated drivers are often involved in vehicular collisions that can result in the injury and / or death of passengers."

Officers allegedly found marijuana in her purse as well.

Embry was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, wanton endangerment and possession of marijuana.

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