A Madeira woman is accused of being intoxicated while picking her children up from school. The mother was charged on Thursday by authorities after drunken-driving and leaving the scene of an accident with her child in the car.
Originally she had picked up her son. She then was involved in an intense accident and then left the scene to drive to an elementary school to pick up her other child. Lynn Hodges, a 45-year-old of Hamilton County, is being charged with the endangerment of a child, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving under the influence.
In the initial crash, Hodges struck a telephone pole just after 4 p.m. in the 7400 block of Thomas Drive, according to Madeira Police Chief Frank Maupin.
The Police Chief also stated, “She demolished a telephone pole. Snapped it in half.” After the accident occurred, Hodges immediately drove off with ther 7-year-old son in the car. She drove to Madeira Elementary School on the 7800 block of Thomas Drive to pick up her 9-year-old daughter.
The school officials noticed her damaged vehicle and suspected she was drunk after speaking with her, according to the chief.
The elementary school officials called police and asked them to pick her up. Upon the Police’s arrival to the school, they immediately arrested her. She told officers she had two beers during lunch at a restaurant. They proceeded to test her blood alcohol content. Court documents reveal that it read .297, which is almost four times the legal limit of .08 in Ohio, according to the police chief.
Her husband picked the children up, and they remain in his custody, the chief said. Hamilton County Children’s Services is investigating the situation.
Hodges was released on $2,000 bond.