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Arizona mom, 31, booked for DUI after daughter, 10, films video of her drunk behind the wheel

Mom, 31, arrested for DUI after her 10-year-old daughter filmed her drunk behind the wheel insists she is GLAD her child called 911 because she ‘failed’ as a parent

  • Stephanie Davis, 31, of Glendale, Arizona was charged with suspicion of aggravated DUI after the weekend incident
  • Her daughter showed police video of mom speeding erratically behind the wheel
  • Three children in the car were all less than 15 years old
  • They screamed in terror for Davis to stop driving, according to court documents
  • Police said Davis had a flushed face, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes
  • They said she also had slurred speech and was so unsteady on her feet, officers had to help her walk and get into a police cruiser

Stephanie Davis, 31, of Glendale, Arizona was booked on suspicion of DUI charges Saturday after her daughter called police on her for driving intoxicated and erratically with three young children in the car

A ten-year-old Arizona girl was forced to call police on her own mother for driving drunk and erratically with three terrified children in the car over the weekend.

Stephanie Davis, 31, of Glendale, Arizona was booked on suspicion of DUI charges after the Saturday afternoon incident near 73rd and Glendale avenues in the large Phoenix suburb, according to the Arizona Republic.

Her daughter showed police video she recorded of her mom speeding and swerving on the road after taking the child and her two four-year-old cousins to see ‘The Lion King’ at a local movie theater.

Court documents say the children were screaming in fear during Davis’s out-of-control drive home. Video of the incident has not been released to the media yet.

‘This is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened in my life. That is the most fail moment of being a mother… I put her life in danger,’ Davis told KTVK.

 

The Saturday afternoon incident happened near 73rd and Glendale avenues after Davis took her daughter and two 4-year-old nieces to see The Lion King at a local movie theater (pictured)

The Saturday afternoon incident happened near 73rd and Glendale avenues after Davis took her daughter and two 4-year-old nieces to see The Lion King at a local movie theater (pictured)

Davis's daughter told reporters she called 911 because she didn't feel safe when her mother started driving erratically and wanted to protect her four-year-old cousins as well as her mom

Davis’s daughter told reporters she called 911 because she didn’t feel safe when her mother started driving erratically and wanted to protect her four-year-old cousins as well as her mom

‘She was very heroic. Absolutely, she absolutely did the right thing,’ the mother said of her unnamed 10-year-old daughter. ‘I did go to the movies and I did consume my wine. Very very wrong. It is so easy to make an honest-to-God mistake.’

Davis’s daughter told reporters she got scared when her mother started speeding down the road. 

‘The speed limit wasn’t right. it was, like, really fast. And I didn’t feel safe at the time,’ she said. ‘And I also wanted to protect my cousins and my mom. I called the police. I’m like, “My mom’s not OK. I know she’s drunk. She’s driving really crazy.”‘

Police said Davis smelled of alcohol and had a flushed faced when they arrived on the scene, court records show.

Davis expressed shame and remorse, saying she put her daughter's life in danger

Davis expressed shame and remorse, saying she put her daughter’s life in danger

Davis hugged her daughter in their driveway Monday and advised other parents not to drink and drive

Davis hugged her daughter in their driveway Monday and advised other parents not to drink and drive

She was slurring her speech and needed help walking to a police cruiser.

‘I am very disgusted with my behavior and I thank God so much that nothing happened to my daughter, to my nieces and to nobody else,’ Davis said.

The 31-year-old hugged her daughter in their driveway Monday and advised other parents not to drink and drive. 

‘Just don’t do it,’ she said. ‘It’s fun and nice to have wine while watching a movie, but it is not worth the risk. It’s not worth anyone else’s life.’

Her daughter said she felt good about what she did. 

‘I know I did the good thing because something very bad could have happened, like, could’ve crashed or something,’ she said.

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