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POLICE: Louisville woman drove drunk with children in car

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Amanda Peterson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Amanda Peterson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDBR) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a mother for driving drunk with her two children in the car.

It happened just before 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, on Taylorsville Rd., near Pee Wee Reese Rd. Police say 32-year-old Amanda M. Peterson was seen driving her silver Honda Mini in and out of traffic lanes, failing to use her turn signals and causing other drivers to slam on their brakes to avoid hitting her.

Police stopped Peterson at the corner of Taylorsville Rd. and Valletta Rd.

According to the arrest report, officers detected a strong smell of alcohol on Peterson's breath, and her eyes were red and bloodshot. Peterson allegedly admitted that she'd had shots of whiskey before driving.

Police say her two children, ages 9 and 2, were in the back seat, and that Peterson placed their lives in "extreme danger" by driving while intoxicated.

Her license was also suspended, according to the arrest report.

Peterson was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving on a suspended license, careless driving and failure to use (or improper use) of a turn signal.

The children were turned over to a babysitter, according to the arrest report.

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