DUI Classes Needed for Miss Teen Arizona and Speeding Mom

by: Mike Miller

Alcohol certainly makes people do stupid things.  If you get caught driving under the influence (DUI), it is one ticket you are not likely to get out of.  This is true even if you are an incredibly attractive, young woman.

In fact, Miss Teen Arizona in 2010 was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Tori Vance, 18-year-old ex-Miss Arizona Teen USA, was pulled over after making an illegal U-turn in Hollywood.  Would she have made the decision to make an illegal U-turn?

Driving a Mini Cooper, Ms. Vance failed a field sobriety test and was booked for misdemeanor DUI.

A blood-alcohol concentration showed she was barely over the legal limit of .08.

Tori is young enough that with alcohol classes and support she can get her life back in order.

What Was Mom Thinking?

There is no doubt many of today’s parents are over-scheduled, running from one event to another.  Here is one story of a mom who made some very bad decisions.

First there was the case of the man speeding at 104 mph with two kids in tow because they were late for a youth soccer game. Now, here’s the story of a woman driving drunk at 100 mph because she was late to her child’s birthday party.

Police in Sonoma County, CA arrested 34-year-old Katherine Russell after she sped past them in her Toyota 4Runner at 90 mph in a construction zone. By the time he caught up to her, she was going 100 mph.

Russell failed a Breathalyzer test blowing more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

She was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, driving without a license and traffic violations.  You can add child endangerment and other charges as well.

Endangering your children like that is criminal.  I am sure she is ashamed of her actions.  Hopefully, this is an isolated incident, although I would guess not.  I would like to see her take a level 3 24-hour alcohol class and get counseling for a possible drinking problem.