In Florida, Jessica Mancuso, was arrested after crashing her truck while allegedly under the influence of alcohol with her four-year-old child in the vehicle. Witnesses report that after Ms. Mancuso crashed her truck into a wall next to the entrance gate of her community and then as she stumbled to get out of the vehicle allegedly she dropped her child. Police arrived to the scene as Ms. Mancuso was walking up her driveway. According the new stories her keys were still in the ignition and the vehicle was still running. When questioned by police, Ms. Mancuso admitted that she had too much to drink and drove home.
Alcohol is a factor in approximately 23% of the cases where children are involved in motor vehicle accidents. Often the children are passengers in vehicles being operated by drunk drivers.