Mom Need Montana Alcohol Awareness Class

by: Mike Miller

Is it just me or are parenting skills lacking nowadays? My mother may have drank alcohol, even gotten tipsy more than once, but she never got behind the wheel of the car totally loaded.

A totally bolloxed woman who rammed her car into a house now faces charges of endangering the two passengers in her car according to the Billings Gazette.

Jana Madeleine Lorenz from Missoula, Montana, was charged with two counts of felony criminal endangerment, misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and misdemeanor failure to obey traffic lights.

Officers were already looking for a suspect who had picked up a child from day care while appearing intoxicated when they got the call of a car hitting a house.

Police officers found Lorenz's gray Pontiac Grand Am had destroyed part of a cedar fence and damaged the west end of the residence. Both of the car's airbags had deployed in the wreck, and the house had a large crack in the west-facing wall.

The45-year-old Lorenz was still in the car with her two sons when officers arrived. She failed several field sobriety tests and admitted drinking for three hours at a Missoula bar before leaving to pick up one son at day care.

Lorenz and her children were treated for minor injuries after the crash. This is a scary story. If a drinking problem is so bad you don’t mind if kids are in the car, then detox and rehab are in order. A good online alcohol class and mandatory counseling are in order.