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Woman passes out at the wheel, hits mailbox with two children in the car [VIDEO]

Posted at 8:15 AM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 09:15:33-05

RACINE COUNTY — A woman was arrested Tuesday for operating while intoxicated after a Racine County sheriff's deputy allegedly found her passed out at the wheel. The deputy says the car was still in gear, and her two children were still in the car.

Jacqueline Robinson, 30, allegedly had her foot on the brake pedal while passed out. She had crashed into a mailbox in the 1700 block of South Colony Avenue in the Village of Yorkville and had a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old in the car.

There was heavy damage to the vehicle and the windshield was smashed, according to the sheriff's office.

Robinson had continued driving for 10 miles after hitting the mailbox before coming to the spot where the vehicle was located.

The deputy asked the 5-year-old to unlock the passenger door so he could put the vehicle in park and shut it off.

After failing a field sobriety test, Robinson was taken into custody. She was in possession of heroin and the deputy found additional drug paraphernalia after searching the vehicle.

The two children were turned over to Racine County Children Protected Services.

Robinson is being charged with two counts of operating while under the influence with a passenger under 16-years-old, two counts of recklessly endangering safety, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is being held on a $31,000 bond.

In 2011, Robinson was found guilty of three felonies for possession of narcotic drugs and two counts of battery to a law enforcement officer. In 2008, she was found guilty of possession of narcotics with the intent to deliver, a felony charge, according to court documents.