By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
A woman of an unlicensed day care in Yacolt, Washington, was arrested after she was found passed out in her minivan with two children inside. The woman was identified as Sheia Mikolos, 45. According to authorities Mikolos was drunk and passed out behind the wheel. Along with the two children inside the minivan were empty and half-empty cans of beer. Mikolos was arrested on two counts of Reckless Endangerment. The children were inspected by medics then turned over to Child Protective Services, they were later returned to their parents. Mikolos is entitled to representation by a Washington criminal law attorney or a public defender. To read more on this story please see Owner of unlicensed day care center arrested after found passed out in car with two children.
Drunk driving is illegal, unsafe and highly irresponsible, especially if children are in the car with the drunk driver. Alcohol reduces ones judgment as well as impairs a person’s visions and other senses. Children require constant care and supervision. Consuming alcohol while attending to the needs of a child will only negatively affect one’s capabilities to properly care for and supervise the child.